Posts marcados ‘Afghanistan’

Brain Wars – How the Military Is Failing Its Wounded

Critical Shortage of Army Neurologists for U.S. Troops in Iraq

and Afghanistan

by T. Christian Miller, ProPublica, and Daniel Zwerdling, NPR

.The Army is facing a “critical” shortage of neurologists, partly because of recent policy changes designed to improve diagnosis and treatment of mild traumatic brain injuries, according to a new military medical memorandum.

The policies, issued last June, require soldiers who have suffered three or more mild traumatic brain injuries in a year to receive a comprehensive evaluation by a neurologist or similarly qualified doctor. The military also set up a clinic in Afghanistan last year specifically to treat traumatic brain injury and mandated rest periods for soldiers exposed to blasts. (mais…)


Judges Reject Interrogation Evidence in Gitmo Cases

U.S. military guards walk a detainee through Camp Delta in the Guantanamo Bay detention center on March 29, 2010. (John Moore/Getty Images)

by Chisun Lee

This story was co-published with The National Law Journal [1].

The government’s case for keeping the Guantánamo Bay prisoner locked away seemed airtight. He had confessed to overseeing the distribution of supplies to al-Qaida fighters battling U.S. forces in Afghanistan, even describing the routes where pack mules hauled the packages. (mais…)

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