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A Really Good Question

Jeff Hensley | Posted 07.17.2013 | Impact
Jeff Hensley

The vast majority of these are worthy and noble endeavors, showing veterans their service is appreciated. And yet, far too many veterans struggle with the transition to civilian life. With all these organizations offering help, how can this be?

Learning From Marines About Military Suicides

Joseph Bobrow | Posted 05.28.2013 | Media
Joseph Bobrow

Researchers Dr. Frank Tortorello and Dr. William Marcellino, sponsored by the Marine Corps' Training and Education Command and Center for Advanced Operational Culture Learning, did something novel. They listened to Marines, who described in great detail their experiences of stress and distress.

Cyprus Financial Crisis: Turkey & Reintegration Forgotten?

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 05.21.2013 | World
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

Will Turkey support and Cypriot Turks be expected to reintegrate into a unified Cyprus if the Kremlin is handed even a bigger role in the economic future of the Island and the exploitation of its natural gas reserves?

Learning From Hardship: Colombia's Reintegration Process

The Morningside Post | Posted 04.10.2013 | World
The Morningside Post

The current Colombian reintegration program, launched in 2002, represents a portion of one of the most complex DDR processes in the world. Since establishing its strategic importance as part of the Colombian Peace and Security policy, the reintegration program has been characterized by its thoroughness.

The 5 Unexpected Pitfalls Of International Travel

Lindsay Hartfiel | Posted 01.26.2013 | Travel
Lindsay Hartfiel

While it's logical to plan for a trip, travelers often become so entranced in the moment that they don't always anticipate the after-effects of travel. Like most things in life, there are pros and cons to traveling as well.

'Atonement': A Veteran's Journey From Haunting to Reconciliation

Joseph Bobrow | Posted 12.28.2012 | Media
Joseph Bobrow

It is a finely hewn, graphic, and potent account of the emotional, moral and spiritual impacts of war, and one marine's passionate search for meaning and forgiveness. The story also poignantly conveys the anguish of the family and the farther reaches of human forgiveness.

Embracing the Hole and War

Stacy Bare | Posted 12.16.2012 | Impact
Stacy Bare

If I wanted to be normal I would not have joined the Army in the first place, so why would I want it coming home?

An Open Letter to Rep. Jeff Miller

Joseph Bobrow | Posted 12.04.2012 | Politics
Joseph Bobrow

In today's divisive governmental atmosphere, making sense, like cultivating an open mind, as Rep. Miller suggests, cannot be taken for granted. We have to go outside our comfort zones to see what's hidden in plain sight, right before our eyes.

In PTSD Treatment, Pro-life vs. Pro-choice = Yes

Joseph Bobrow | Posted 11.28.2012 | Impact
Joseph Bobrow

The name of the blog, "Fixes," is unfortunate for an article like this. Why? Because there is no quick fix for war-related anguish. And no way to create Teflon troops. Veterans and service members don't want or need "fixing." They want to feel understood and accepted.

Easing Our Veterans' Transition Home

James R. Knickman | Posted 07.25.2012 | New York
James R. Knickman

As we approach Memorial Day, we must also remember those who are returning from war, and the families who welcome them home. They deserve the support and resources needed to stay healthy and whole in their home communities.

New Survey: Afghans Want Peace, But Not At Any Price

Louis Belanger | Posted 06.11.2012 | World
Louis Belanger

The future is looking increasingly and dangerously uncertain for millions of ordinary Afghans.

Healing and Optimal Performance

Joseph Bobrow | Posted 03.13.2012 | Impact
Joseph Bobrow

At the outset of World War II, the British Ministry of Information came up with the slogan "Keep Calm and Carry On" for a poster designed to allay the fear that Germany would invade Great Britain. My friend, a commander serving in Afghanistan, uses it for his signature line.

Experts Say Arrests of Taliban Leaders to Deflate Insurgency

Abdulhadi Hairan | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Abdulhadi Hairan

For now it is not clear whether Pakistan will hand over the captured Taliban leaders to Afghanistan, but Pakistan's army chief recently visited Kabul to seek bilateral cooperation on the matter.

Afghans Not 'Very Hopeful' for Kabul Peace Jirga

Abdulhadi Hairan | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Abdulhadi Hairan

Both insurgent groups -- the Taliban and Hizb-e-Islami -- as well as Karzai's challenger in the last presidential election, Abdullah Abdullah, have explicitly said that they won't participate.