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Fort Hood Killings: No Safe Place from Invisible Wounds of War

Christine Pelosi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Christine Pelosi

In the wake of the massacre there will be a tendency to say one man snapped. The truth is anyone could have snapped -- and we need to de-stigmatize PTSD and mental health before someone else does.

More Troops, More Rotations, More PTSD: Will Positive Psychology Save Our Soldiers?

Belleruth Naparstek | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Belleruth Naparstek

Positive psychology may be worthwhile for corporate team building and personal growth, but does it have the mojo to counter the profound despair and disorientation that comes from the horrors of combat?

Make Navy Bethesda a Joint Military Installation

Hal Donahue | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Hal Donahue

Fort Myers, long a venerated Army post, is now a joint military installation. The transformation displayed extreme common sense and, by all accounts,...

General Petraeus Joins Troops Diagnosed With Cancer

R. B. Stuart | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
R. B. Stuart

In 2003 General Petraeus led the troops into the massive battle of "shock and awe" in Operation Iraqi Freedom. The 101st Airborne was the first to pav...

Nidal Hasan Warned Army During 2007 Walter Reed Speech, Urged Release Of Muslims From US Military

Washington Post | Dana Priest | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The Army psychiatrist believed to have killed 13 people at Fort Hood warned a roomful of senior Army physicians a year and a half ago that to avoid "a...

Obama Walter Reed Visit On Martin Luther King Jr Day

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President-elect Barack Obama is visiting wounded troops at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. A day after laying a wreath at the Tom...

Jason Linkins

Fox Perversely Hails Bush As 'Comforter In Chief' To Veterans

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

The top story today at Fox News' website (complete with an image set up in the Fox-embraced "LOLCats" style) is about "Bush's Best Kept Secret." Norm...

Sam Stein

Bush Visits Walter Reed, Site Of Symbolic Failure

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Nearly two years after massive controversy erupted over the treatment of wounded soldiers at Walter Reed, George W. Bush will be visiting the medical ...

Bush Has MRI On Shoulder

AP | NATASHA T. METZLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — After experiencing pain in his left shoulder recently, President George W. Bush had an MRI on Monday and it was determined he neede...

The Department of Defense and The Arrogance of Chu

Hal Donahue | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Hal Donahue

David Chu, the Undersecretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness, has struck once again.

George Bush's Confession: False Contrition at its Worst

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Schweitzer

Yes, George, we will remember you, exactly as you wish, as a president who came in and left with his values intact.

McCain Emphasizes Concern for Veterans...So Just What Has He Done About Walter Reed?

Kim Mance | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kim Mance

In all his infinite concern for our troops and their families, just what has John McCain since done to better the condition of the Walter Reed Army Medical Center? Nothing. Nada. Zilch.

Veterans, Texas Rep. Chet Edwards Speak Out In Support Of Obama In Virginia

Lisa Solod | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Lisa Solod

"It's hard enough to ask for help as a vet and McCain's suggestion that the private sector pick up the slack would make it that much harder. The private sector doesn't understand how to treat blast injuries. I know. I asked."

Obama, Biden Storm Into Battleground Virginia

Diane Tucker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Diane Tucker

"Last week 300 volunteers knocked on 10,000 doors! Even volunteers from Maryland drove down to help us. It was awesome."

Ad Suggestion For Obama -- McCain AWOL On GI Bill

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

It's time to fight fire with fire -- point out McCain's most embarassing votes, and paint him as an extremist or a party hack while doing so. Also paint him as anti-middle-class.

How Did the RNC Insult Troops and Veterans? Let Me Count the Ways...

Jon Soltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jon Soltz

Last week's convention sure made every superficial effort to come off as pro-Troop. And the media ate it up, not challenging a single thing. But to those of us who did serve, it was offense after offense after offense.

WATCH: Live From Location Of McCain's Walter Reed Photo Snafu

Lee Stranahan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Lee Stranahan

This controversial report from a former student at Walter Reed Middle School rips the lid off of the scandal that left America asking "Seriously, WTF ...

Time to Honor Our Fallen Heroes

Sen. Frank Lautenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Sen. Frank Lautenberg

We have had a long tradition of coming together as a nation to memorialize our fallen heroes--the men and women whose lives were lost on the battlefie...

Sen. McCain: Which Veterans' Benefits Should We Cut?

Lt. General Robert G. Gard Jr. (USA, Ret.) | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lt. General Robert G. Gard Jr. (USA, Ret.)

Thousands of soldiers are coming home with PTSD as a result of living for extended periods in a combat zone. Is Senator McCain suggesting that we can't afford to give them benefits?

Barack Obama Quietly Visits Wounded War Veterans

AP | SARA KUGLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Barack Obama stopped by Walter Reed Army Medical Center Saturday to visit wounded war veterans, a group that he has said endures su...

Washington Post Reporters Win Top Prize For Walter Reed Stories

Editor and Publisher | Joe Strupp | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Dana Priest and Anne Hull of The Washington Post are the 2008 winners of the Selden Ring Award for Investigative Reporting for their coverage of poor ...

Suicides Among Active-Duty Soldiers Reach Record High

Washington Post | Dana Priest | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Lt. Elizabeth Whiteside, a psychiatric outpatient at Walter Reed Army Medical Center who was waiting for the Army to decide whether to court-martial h...