Phil Klay’s Redeployment takes readers to the frontlines of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, asking us to understand what happened there, and what happened to the soldiers who returned. Interwoven with themes of brutality and faith, guilt and fear, helplessness and survival, the characters in these stories struggle to make meaning out of chaos.
A special web page has been launched to assist veterans seeking to upgrade punitive discharges related to behavior problems caused by post-traumatic stress. The web page provides information and applications to seek an upgrade to discharge from service. The page can be found at http://arba.army.pentagon.mil/adrb-ptsd.cfm. It follows a recent directive to the Army’s Review Boards […]
Shabana Syed for Veterans Today Editor’s note: Imran Khan is a follower of VT and good friend of VT editors, Gordon Duff and Raja Mujtaba. Mujtaba died only a few short weeks ago. Pakistan is volatile at present, the country is going through one bloody crisis after another, however when one of its […]
The short and easily way of the peace is to convince and motivate America to real peace process, to announce withdrawal of the US troops and cancelation of the BSA or changes in BSA terms, to start direct dialog with Taliban and later on intra Afghan dialog.
I recently returned from Syria, where I attended an International Conference on Terrorism and Religious Extremism sponsored by the Syrian Ministry of Justice (see my previous post on the event here), and where I had a chance to experience just a small taste of what life is like in a country under siege by a menace so evil it is the stuff of nightmares.
90-year-old World War II veteran Arnold Abbot was arrested for feeding the homeless in Florida last month. Still facing 60 days in jail and a 500 dollar fine, but after protests and a massive backlash he’s achieved a small victory. It is no longer illegal to feed homeless people in public places in Fort Lauderdale.
Veteran homelessness has been reduced 33 percent since 2009, but there is still a long way to go before the U.S. reaches “functional zero,” Congressmen and veteran service providers said Thursday in a hearing on Capitol Hill.
The settlement minister in the Palestinian Authority, Ziad Abu Ein, died after a confrontation with Israeli soldiers during a West Bank protest, witnesses and medics said. President Mahmoud Abbas called Abu Ein’s death a “brutal act”
Damning report into CIA torture has led Poland to finally admit that it DID host a secret American prison after years of denying it. It’s the first acknowledgement by a foreign country to hosting such a site.
“What never ceases is the onward march for greater control over the minds and behaviour of
citizens, since they are seen as the enemy of the totalitarian Pentagon structure that obeys the
unlawful orders of their oligarchic masters.
Luke’s Wings, a non-profit dedicated to reuniting wounded warriors with their loved ones during their recovery, will be launching its 3rd annual No Soldier Spends Christmas Alone campaign on Veterans Day, November 11, 2014.
Veterans Choice Cards are being mailed by the Department of Veterans Affairs to veterans currently waiting more than 30 days from their preferred date or the date that is medically determined by their physician for an appointment at a VA facility.
US House members admitted they had not read the entire $585 billion, 1,648-page National Defense Authorization Act, which predominantly specifies budgeting for the Defense Department, before it was voted on Thursday in Congress.