Patients recount medical horrors under care of military doctors, with no legal recourse
Claudia Grisales Stars and Stripes A Green Beret’s terminal Stage IV cancer. An airmen’s routine appendectomy turns fatal. A judge advocate general suffers multiple miscarriages. This is a sample of medical cases gone awry under the care of military doctors. But it doesn’t stop there: Patients and their families... Read more
VA opposes new legislation aimed at improving access to medical marijuana for veterans
Rose L. Thayer Stars and Stripes Department of Veterans Affairs officials told lawmakers Tuesday that the agency is opposed to three new legislative efforts designed to expand access to medical marijuana for veterans. “It’s overwhelmingly clear amongst the American people and amongst the veterans across the country that this... Read more
US military spending up as global outlay hits 31-year high
John Vandiver Stars and Stripes The U.S. boosted military spending last year for the first time since 2010 while Russia’s defense budget declined for the second year, according to a new report that found global military investment at a post-Cold War high. Military spending increased overall to $1.8 trillion... Read more
Veteran suicide crisis draws attention from House lawmakers who promise action following multiple deaths on VA campuses
Nikki Wentling Stars and Stripes A veteran died by suicide outside the Department of Veterans Affairs hospital in Cleveland on Monday – hours before a House panel was slated to discuss several other veteran suicides that occurred on VA property this month. “Another one just today,” said Melissa Bryant,... Read more
Bombs Away: Best images of our military for April 26th, 2019
This week’s images take us airborne, a sniper’s point of view, a show of struggle, how Marine’s train for urban warfare, and a welcome home. First, we see the moment a special tactics operator jumps from the back of an MC-130H Combat Talon II as it flies over Florida.... Read more
Should women register for the draft? Experts debate as Trump administration challenges court ruling
Corey Dickstein Stars and Stripes With obstacles to women serving in the military’s most dangerous, front-line combat jobs now eliminated, they should be required to register for the draft, former military leaders told a commission analyzing the U.S. Selective Service System. It would be unconstitutional to continue to require... Read more
Smuggled weaponry: How the Rhodesian FAL became a favorite for anti-communists
Throughout history, there have been a series of “last stands” that have given rise to myth-like status in regards to the weapons and equipment used at the time- the Spartan helmet, the Filipino Bolo, the Scottish Claymore and the venerable trench shotguns of World War I. In the battle... Read more
Bombs Away: Best images of our military for April 19th, 2019
This week’s images feature plenty of training, a test of strength and will, and a view of one of nature’s most spectacular phenomenons from a vantage point we will never see. In Kuwait, a Marine marksman goes through his embassy compound training. The group is part of the U.S.... Read more
Defense Department warns troops about risks of using CBD products
Seth Robson Stars and Stripes Defense Department warns troops about risks of using CBD products The Department of Defense is warning servicemembers about the risk of being exposed to illegal drugs when using products containing cannabidiol, popularly known as CBD. The warning follows passage of the Agriculture Improvement Act... Read more
Melania Trump and Karen Pence visit Fort Bragg
Rachael Riley The Fayetteville Observer, N.C. Sgt. Deanna Orallo has been a soldier for more than 10 years. She was among the hundreds of Fort Bragg soldiers and airmen gathered Monday to hear from first lady Melania Trump and second lady Karen Pence during a tour of the military... Read more
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