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U.S. soldiers spread findings from a weapons cache onto the ground near the Mazgarey Mountains, Afghanistan, on April 27. A draft of a military survey has found that the majority of U.S. troops exposed to bomb blasts in Afghanistan are not examined for concussions.

More than half of U.S. combat troops in Afghanistan have been exposed to bomb blasts in the last year, but only about one in five of them said they were examined for concussions. Read more»

Acknowledging that commanders have sometimes wrongly denied the Purple Heart to soldiers who suffered battlefield concussions, the Army plans to issue new guidance to clarify when such recognition is warranted, officials said. Read more» 2

Alcoholism is so rampant among soldiers that the Army needs to double its number of counselors, said Gen. Peter Chiarelli, the Army's No. 2 officer. Read more»