Apr 19

Could ecstasy ease PTSD symptoms? 

Reuters – otherwise known as the party drug ecstasy – to talk therapy may help patients cope with symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), according to a preliminary study presented Friday at the Psychedelic Science in the 21st Century meeting. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 19

Blast at army base near Kabul airport kills two 

Reuters – An explosion at an Afghan army base near Kabul’s airport on Monday killed one NATO service member and one Afghan soldier, officials said, in an attack claimed by the Taliban. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 16

Senators threaten subpoena over Ft Hood attack 

Reuters – Two U.S. senators vowed on Thursday to subpoena the Obama administration next week unless it produces information sought in a congressional probe of last year’s shooting rampage at a military base in Texas. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 10

Thai troops repel

Reuters – Scores of Thai anti-government protesters tried to force their way into an army base in Bangkok on Saturday but were repelled by water cannon, as their leaders vowed to carry on their fight for new elections. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 9

Review confirms PTSD, other syndromes in Gulf vets 

Reuters – Studies confirm that Gulf War veterans suffer disproportionately from post-traumatic stress disorder and other psychiatric illnesses as well as vague symptoms often classified as Gulf War Syndrome, a panel of experts reported on Friday. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 8

Reuters families demand US troops be tried over shooting 

AFP – The families of two Reuters news agency employees killed in a 2007 US helicopter attack in Baghdad on Thursday demanded justice, telling AFP the Americans responsible should stand trial. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 8

U.S., Brazil to sign defense cooperation accord 

Reuters – The United States and Brazil may sign a new agreement as early as Monday meant to bolster military ties, despite tensions over Iran and signs a U.S. firm might lose a major Brazilian defense contract. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 31

Colombia rebels free hostage after 12 years 

Reuters – Colombian rebels on Tuesday freed a government soldier who was held hostage in the jungle for more than 12 years and symbolized those left behind in the war against Latin America’s oldest insurgency. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 19

Dutch lash out at gay link in Srebrenica massacre 

Reuters – Dutch Prime Minister Jan Peter Balkenende attacked on Friday claims by a retired U.S. general that Dutch forces were overrun in Srebrenica in 1995 because of the presence of gay soldiers. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 18

F-35 fighter makes first vertical landing 

Reuters – A Lockheed Martin Corp F-35 fighter aircraft landed vertically for the first time on Thursday, a bright spot in the Pentagon’s priciest arms purchase program, troubled by cost increases and delays. Read the rest of this entry »

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