Military

7:40am

Mon October 10, 2011
Health

Military Lags on Promising Treatment for Brain-injured Soldiers

Army veteran Margaux Vair, with her husband, Brian Vair, in background.
Robert D. Tonsing Colorado Public News

Two years after assuring Congress it would immediately begin researching a promising treatment for soldiers with traumatic brain injuries, the military is just getting started.

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5:10pm

Mon July 18, 2011
Afghanistan

As Leadership Changes, So Could Afghanistan Strategy

Afghan National Army soldier Mohammed Shadwar gets a bird's-eye view from the rooftop of a mud-walled compound during a joint clearing operation in Helmand province, Afghanistan. As the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan changes, there's a question of whether U.S. policy will shift from one that supports building up Afghan national security forces to one focused on targeting insurgents.
David Gilkey NPR

Gen. David Petraeus stepped down as the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan on Monday and handed control of the war over to Marine Corps Gen. John Allen. Petraeus is leaving to become head of the CIA at the end of the summer.

A year ago, President Obama asked Petraeus to take charge in Afghanistan and jump start the counterinsurgency operation there. Now, there's a question of whether Monday's change in command also signals a change in strategy.

The Counterinsurgency Strategy

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12:15pm

Tue July 12, 2011
The Two-Way

U.N. Official Says U.S. Is Breaking Rules In Torture Investigation

While serving in Iraq, Manning was stationed 40 miles east of Baghdad. He was arrested after video shot from a U.S. military helicopter was posted online.
Frontline

The United Nations chief torture investigator said the United States was violating U.N. rules, after the country denied him unmonitored access to Bradley Manning, the Army private charged with leaking among other things classified diplomatic cables to WikiLeaks.

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12:00am

Wed December 1, 2010
Health

The Burden of Proof: One Colorado Soldier's Fight for Mild Traumatic Brain Injury Diagnosis...

Editor's Note: This article was originally published on 2010-12-01 on an older version of KUNC.org.

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12:00am

Tue June 22, 2010
Military

Senate Armed Services Committee Gives Critical Eye To TBI Treatment

Editor's Note: This story was published on 2010-06-22 on a previous version of KUNC.org

The US Senate Armed Services Committee took a closer look today at the military's effort to diagnose and treat Traumatic Brain Injuries among troops and veterans.

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