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Army chaplain helps military families affected by suicide

In the midst of sleep during a 2012 deployment to Kuwait, Army Chaplain (Capt.) Doug Windley was awoken by a call from the Red Cross informing him that the brother of one of his soldiers had been murdered back home. Windley, of the North Carolina National Guard, left his tent at 3 a.m. to wake the soldier, one of many times in the chaplain’s career that he was called upon to deliver grim news.... Read more»

US releases names of 'indefinite detainees' held at Guantanamo

The United States revealed the names and nationalities of 48 Guantanamo captives considered impossible to try yet unsafe to release. ... Read more»

Hearts, minds and dollars: condolence payments in the drone strike age

In February, during his confirmation process, CIA director John Brennan offered an unusually straightforward explanation: “Where possible, we also work with local governments to gather facts, and, if appropriate, provide condolence payments to families of those killed.”... Read more»

More than half Iraq, Afghanistan vets treated for psychological problems

More than half of all Iraq and Afghanistan veterans treated in VA hospitals since 2002 have been diagnosed, at least preliminarily, with mental health problems.... Read more»