Federal judge dismisses lawsuit over drone killings of 3 Americans in Yemen

Tuesday, April 8, 2014
WTF drone 4.28.13

A federal judge last week dismissed a lawsuit against top U.S. officials involved in the lethal drone strikes against Anwar Al-Aulaqi, his 16-year-old son Abdulrahman Al-Aulaqi, and Samir…

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Military sexual assault survivors concerned VA treatment over-relies on medications, not counseling

Thursday, March 20, 2014
WTF Kenyon

Survivors of military sexual trauma complained that the Department of Veteran Affairs’s mental health treatment model relies too heavily on prescription medications instead of counseling.

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DOD enacts reforms to prevent using “personalty disorder” diagnosis to kick out MST survivors

Thursday, March 20, 2014
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The Department of Defense can no longer kick out military sexual assault survivors by simply diagnosing them with “personality disorder” thanks to reforms approved in the 2013 National…

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Senators support expanding access to civilian counselors outside of VA for military sexual assault victims

Thursday, March 20, 2014
WTF McCutcheon

Retired Marine Lance Corporal Jeremiah Arbogast and former Private First Class Jessica Kenyon told lawmakers that the VA’s mental health services for military sexual assault survivors were so…

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Putin: “Crimea has always been an inseparable part of Russia”

Wednesday, March 19, 2014
SOURCE: kremlin.ru

Russian President Vladimir Putin yesterday signed a treaty to annex Crimea – a move that the United States and European Union stressed violates international law and Ukraine’s sovereignty. 

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Victims of military sexual assault face barriers in seeking mental health treatment while on active duty

Tuesday, March 18, 2014
SOURCE: armed-services.senate.gov

Victims of sexual assault in the military often face barriers in seeking mental health treatment while they are on active duty, according to recent testimonies before the Senate…

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Military Sexual Assault victims face higher risks of PTSD & suicide

Tuesday, March 18, 2014
WTF Arbogast

Military service members who have suffered sexual assault and trauma are more likely to develop post-traumatic stress disorder and other mental health problems that may increase their risk…

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Spotlight: Military sexual assaults, post-traumatic stress & suicides

Monday, March 17, 2014
WTF Arbogast

Articles: WhatTheFolly.com: Military sexual assault survivors concerned VA treatment over-relies on medications, not counseling WhatTheFolly.com: DOD enacts reforms to prevent using “personalty disorder” diagnosis to kick out MST survivors WhatTheFolly.com: Senators…

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Russian President Vladimir Putin formally recognizes Crimea as independent state

Monday, March 17, 2014
SOURCE: ITAR-TASS

Brushing off international pressure and sanctions, Russian President Vladimir Putin today formally recognized Crimea as an independent state. 

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Transcript: Sen. Angus King’s Q&A w/ DOD & VA officials on the handling of military sexual assault, PTSD & suicides

Friday, March 14, 2014

Partial transcript of Sen. Angus King’s (I-Maine) Q&A on the Department of Defense and Department of Veterans Affairs handling of post traumatic stress disorders and suicides of service…

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