Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
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Can Soldiers Resist?: Against The Current vol. 133
Interviews with Tod Ensign and Phil Aliff.
Grinding Down the U.S. Army
Prolonging a stalemated war will only mean more hurt for both Afghans and Americans. The hurt to Afghans will undoubtedly be worse, for their homes are the battlefield, but our own hurt shouldn't be ...
Health care and children in crisis in Gaza
Garfinkle, Miriam; Abdul-Qadir, Reem
These days one hears a lot about Canadian soldiers in Afghanistan, adults who have been specifically trained for warfare, who are nevertheless traumatized by the experience of seeing comrades injured ...
Killing America's Kids
Why is the Secretary of Defense so angry at having the war photographed? Easy: Spin control. Spin is so very important in war these days. While America is only barely a democracy, still, if the public...
War and the Culture of Violence: Against The Current vol. 125
Last year I had the opportunity to see “Winter Soldier,” a rarely shown 1971 documentary based on the testimony of over 100 soldiers recently back from Vietnam. It was filmed during a three-day hearin...
Winter Soldier 2008: Against The Current vol. 134
Franco, Nate; Feeley, Dianne
More than 250 veterans and military families gathered from March 13-15 outside Washington, DC for the Iraq Veterans Against the War (IVAW) Winter Soldier Investigation: Iraq and Afghanistan. Videos of...
Dealing with PTSD in the newsroom
International News Safety Institute
Post-traumtic stress disorder doesn't just affect combat veterans and victims of war. Approximately 20% of war correspondants are diagnosed with PTSD.
The modern US army: unfit for service?
Gone are the days of the all-American army hero. These days, the US military is as likely to be a sanctuary for racists, gang members and the chronically unfit.
Post-traumatic stress and the children of Gaza
Garfinkle, Miriam; Abdul Qadir, Reem
The situation in Gaza is devastating. We have to act to protect the children of Gaza.