Army

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After PTSD Probe, Army Doctor Suspended At Madigan

A 15-year veteran Army doctor has been suspended for alleged problems with patient care, but Dr. Russel Hicks said the suspension is retaliation for providing information on Madigan Army Medical Center’s troubled PTSD diagnosis program to investigators.

02/09/2013

U.S. Army mortar men from the 2-27th Infantry Regiment fire mortars at a Taliban position (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

Opinion: Obama’s Afghan Surge Failed

With the situation getting worse on the ground Obama has ended the surge just in time for the election in November. Taliban and related attacks against NATO powers were approximately 2,700 in August of 2009 when Obama made his contrary-to-campaign promised-move to step up the nation’s military assistance in Afghanistan. Three years later, in August of 2012, there were more attacks – nearly 3,000.

09/29/2012

Attorney Emma Scanlan; credit: Stephen Brashear/Getty Images

Army Adds Charges Against Afghan Shooting Suspect Bales

The Army has dropped a murder charge, but added others, including steroid use, against a JBLM soldier accused in a deadly shooting rampage in Afghanistan.

06/01/2012

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Lawyer: Soldier Doesn’t Remember Iraq Killings

An Army sergeant charged with killing four other soldiers and a Navy officer in May 2009 at a mental health clinic in Iraq should not face a possible death penalty, his lawyer said Monday. Sgt. John Russell has no memory of being inside the Camp Liberty Combat Stress Center near Baghdad, attorney James Culp said.

05/21/2012

A member of the U.S. Air Force directs an approaching vehicle as transfer cases with the remains of Maj. Matthew P. Houseal, of Amarillo, Texas; Sgt. Christian E. Bueno-Galdos, of Paterson, N.J., and Pvt. 1st Class Michael E. Yates, of Federalsburg, Md., can be seen at Dover Air Force Base on May 13, 2009 in Dover, Del. (credit: Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images)

Sergeant Charged In Murder Of 4 Soldiers, Naval Officer At Iraqi Military Base

Murder charges have been filed against a sergeant accused of killing four other soldiers and a Navy officer in May 2009 at a mental health clinic in Iraq, the Army said Friday.

05/18/2012

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Guide to Armed Forces Day Events in Puget Sound

In 1949, Armed Forces Day began in the US. President Harry Truman declared it a day to praise the work of the military services at home and overseas. On Saturday, May 19, you and your family have a chance to attend one of these events in Puget Sound and salute our military men and women.

05/05/2012

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Suspect’s Attorney Says Gov Hiding Evidence In Afghan Killings Case

The attorney for Army Staff Sgt. Robert Bales, the U.S. soldier accused of killing 17 Afghan civilians, said Friday that the U.S. government is “hiding evidence” from the defense team.

CBS Seattle–03/30/2012

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Afghan Suspect Attorney: US Gov’t ‘Hiding Evidence’

John Henry Browne told The Associated Press that members of the defense team in Afghanistan were told they would have access to witnesses at a hospital, but later discovered the people had been released.

03/30/2012

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Army Sergeant Given 10 Years for Setting Wife’s Legs on Fire

An Army sergeant from Olympia, WA has been given a 10-year sentence for setting his wife’s legs on fire with lighter fluid and a match.

03/28/2012

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Army: PTSD Treatable; Some Diagnosed Return to War

It is still not known if the soldier accused of killing 17 Afghans was ever diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder — but even if he had been, that alone would not have prevented him from being sent back to war.

03/23/2012

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