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2013-12-10 10:40:19

Private contractors who worked in Iraq, Afghanistan or other conflict environments over the past two years report suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder and depression more often than military personnel who served in recent conflicts.

2006-07-27 10:05:46

By Mike Collett-White LONDON (Reuters) - "The Dogs of War," Frederick Forsyth's 1974 bestseller about an attempt by mercenaries to topple the government of a mineral-rich African republic, was closer to fact than readers may realize.

2006-05-24 02:49:02

KINSHASA (Reuters) - The Democratic Republic of Congo said on Wednesday it had arrested about 30 foreigners, including Nigerians, Americans and South Africans, in a suspected coup plot ahead of elections scheduled for July 30.


Word of the Day
mitraille
  • Small missiles, especially grape, canister, fragments of iron, and the like, when fired, as upon an enemy at close quarters.
  • To fire mitraille at.
The word 'mitraille' comes from the Old French 'mitaille', meaning 'small coins', sometimes used to mean 'scrap iron'.