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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…)

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Brain Wars / How the Military Is Failing Its Wounded

Scientific Review Kicks Off to Weigh Treatment for Brain-

Injured Soldiers

by T. Christian Miller, ProPublica, and Daniel Zwerdling

.U.S. Army soldiers on patrol in the Zari district of Kandahar province on Oct. 24, 2010. The Institutes of Medicine kicked off its yearlong study of cognitive rehabilitation therapy to determine whether the Pentagon’s health plan should cover the treatment for troops who have suffered brain injuries in Iraq and Afghanistan. (Massoud Hossaini/AFP/Getty Images) 

The Institutes of Medicine kicked off its yearlong study of cognitive rehabilitation therapy on Monday, a process that will help the Pentagon decide whether its health plan will cover the treatment for troops who have suffered brain injuries in Iraq and Afghanistan. (mais…)

IRAQ’S WAR

The Toppling: How the Media Inflated the Fall of

Saddam’s Statue in Firdos Square

U.S marines and Iraqis are seen on April 9, 2003, as the statue of Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein is toppled at Firdos Square in Baghdad, Iraq. (Wathiq Khuzaie /Getty Images)

by Peter Maass

This story was co-published with The New Yorker.

This story is not subject to our Creative Commons license.

On April 9, 2003, Lieutenant Colonel Bryan McCoy, commander of the 3rd Battalion 4th Marines, awoke at a military base captured from the Iraqis a few miles from the center of Baghdad, which was still held by the enemy. It had been 20 days since the invasion of Iraq began, and McCoy had some personal chores to take care of—washing his socks, for one. Afterward, he walked over to a group of marines under his command who were defacing a mural of Saddam Hussein. As I watched, he picked up a sledgehammer and struck a few blows himself. The men cheered. Then he began preparing for the serious business of the day: leading the battalion into the heart of the city. He expected a house-to-house brawl that would last several days. (mais…)

O WIKILEAKS VISTO POR DENTRO

Introdução sobre o WikiLeaks

Como você descobriria que um presidente da França usa a popularidade de sua bela esposa, uma ex-modelo, para aumentar as chances dos interesses franceses em outros países? Ou que o governo brasileiro “disfarçou” a prisão de terroristas e que a diplomacia brasileira durante o governo Lula foi vista como “antiamaericana”? Há algumas opções: você poderia ser um espião, um diplomata norte-americano no Brasil, ou, simplesmente, esperar que um site especializado em revelar documentos secretos publicasse essas informações. Esse site existe e chama-se WikiLeaks.

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WikiLeaks

O WikiLeaks é uma organização internacional sem fins lucrativos cuja proposta é divulgar e comentar documentos que tragam informações consideradas sensíveis e que atestem a má conduta de governos e grandes corporações. O WikiLeaks trabalha com documentos oficiais que de alguma forma foram “vazados” e chegaram às mãos de seus integrantes.

O site tem estado no centro de polêmicas internacionais por conta de suas revelações, como a feita em abril de 2010 quando um vídeo secreto, feito pelas Forças Armadas dos Estados Unidos, mostrou o desastrado ataque de um helicóptero militar norte-americano no Iraque em 2007 que resultou na morte de vários civis, inclusive dois correspondentes da agência Reuters. Mas esse foi apenas um dos várias escândalos provocados pelo WikiLeaks e que deixaram muita gente poderosa em situação constrangedora. Na próxima página, conheça um pouco da história e do modo de operar desses autoproclamados defensores radicais da verdade e da transparência. (mais…)

WIKILEAKS CONTINUARÁ SUS PUBLICACIONES

WIKILEAKS: CONTINUARÁ…


Con RT

 

WikiLeaks: continuará...
 

Imagen: RT

El portal WikiLeaks anunció hoy, a través de su Twitter, que pronto publicará unos tres millones de documentos secretos sobre la guerra en Irak. (mais…)

PRIVATE MILITARY CONTRACTORS IN IRAQ

Q&A: Leaked War Logs Raise Questions of Accountability

for Military Contractors


by Marian Wang
ProPublica


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When WikiLeaks released a trove of nearly 400,000 military field reports [1] from Iraq last week, much of the initial focus was on civilian deaths and the abuse of detainees in Iraqi custody.

The New York Times pulled out another part of the story [2]—multiple accounts of questionable shootings by private military contractors. One incident report for a July 2009 shooting involving contractors noted, “It is assessed that this drunken group of individuals were out having a good time and firing their weapons.” (mais…)

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