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Military Suicides: A Surprising Cause

There are too many suicides among soldiers in our military (and even one is too many). One would assume this is due to getting "Dear John" letters from wives and girlfriends back home or from the...
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An Unexpected Military Hazard

Military personnel and contractors stationed in Iraq risk not only enemy gunfire, suicide bombers, and roadside bombs...
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Military Going Green

The LAST group of people you'd expect to be worried about climate change is the military, since you'd think they'd be used to heat by now, since they're current fighting two wars in desert regions and...
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Brain Weapons

The way to win a war? Control your soldiers' MINDS. It sounds like a movie plot (NOTE: This...
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Soldier Stress

Noncombatant military personnel do not engage in direct combat with the enemy during war, but they still face trauma that elevates their risk for developing combat-related post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Noncombatants’ trauma exposure may actually put them at GREATER risk of developing PTSD than their counterparts on the front lines....
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Is the Military Going Green?

The military is one of our biggest users of fossil fuels and they want to reduce costs and make units in the field less vulnerable to attacks on supply lines necessary to transport petroleum-based fuels. To do this, they have invented solar cells that soldiers can roll up like a mat, transport, and unroll in a new location to start generating...
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Monkey Army

Among the rumors now leaking out of Afghanistan is a bizarre report of Taliban insurgents training monkeys and baboons to shoot at Coalition troops. Is it possible to do this?

Primate experts doubt that the story, which appeared in a Chinese newspaper, is possible. The story says that insurgents are using a reward-and-punishment system...

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Troops May be Deployed to Quell Civil Unrest in US

Caused by the recession - It's still going on?The US Army War College is talking about using American troops here in the US, because they expect to encounter civil unrest due to the recession.

On the Newsmax website, Jim Meyers quotes the report as warning that the military needs to prepare for a "violent, strategic...

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Army Units Deployed to US Mainland in Case of Unrest

The 3rd Infantry Division's 1st Brigade Combat Team will be deployed to the US mainland beginning on October 1 for 12 months. The brigade has spent 35 of the last 60 months in Iraq helping restore essential services and keeping order. Are they nervous that we may riot over the current financial crisis? The $700 billion bailout, spread out over...

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