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From Boston Review , Jeff McMahan on the moral responsibility of volunteer soldiers : Traditional just war theory has it wrong soldiers are morally culpable for fighting in unjust wars, and thus deserve the option of selective conscientious objection
Recent research published by the journal Biological Psychiatry has shown that psychotherapy techniques do much more than reduce the symptoms of certain psychological disorders. Psychotherapeutic intervention also affects underlying biology, including
Javier Arango can still feel the bullet lodged against his spine. It paralyzed him instantly and is a reminder of the war he's managed to survive...Arango, 24, lived in East Oakland, right in the heart of the urban warfare practiced by gangbangers,
Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau says Canada needs to do better when it comes to helping returning soldiers who may have post-traumatic stress. Trudeau's comments come after the fourth suicide by a Canadian soldier in two weeks. CP Video Watch Watch
Ron Francis has been ordered to undergo a 30-day psychiatric assessment after being charged with assaulting a peace officer. (CBC) A New Brunswick Mountie who made national headlines last month for publicly smoking medical marijuana while in uniform
In the age of the Selfie , how do we continue to navigate the world with more compassion, less selfishness and greater understanding? Author and TED Prize winner Karen Armstrong spoke with Oprah on Super Soul Sunday recently regarding compassion .
He got in trouble and ultimately received a bad-conduct discharge. Now Holway is stuck: He can't get medical care from the VA for the disorder that he says caused him to get kicked out of the Army in the first place.
Researchers said it is unclear how many contractors have served in war zones, but they often outnumber the troops deployed. About 156,000 U.S. contractors, for example, worked with 152,000 U.S. troops in Iraq in 2008; 94,000 Defense Department
Australia's base in Tarin Kowt, Afghanistan, will close at the end of the year with 1000 troops set to return home...The centre, newly located at the University of Melbourne, will assist in mental health research for veterans and their families. "As
The U.S. military has retracted a claim guards at the Guantanamo prison camp experience two times more post-traumatic stress disorder than combat troops...Bogdan, the guard force commander, made the statement in September in an interview aired Nov.