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2014-04-09 16:40:09

The punishing psychological toll endured by military personnel in war zones has been extensively documented for years by researchers, perhaps more than ever in the wake of recent military engagements in Iraq and Afghanistan. But there has been a troubling dearth of research examining the mental health toll exacted on the large numbers of civilians who work with the military in war zones. Sociologists Alex Bierman, an assistant professor at the University of Calgary, and Ryan Kelty, an...

2014-03-31 20:21:33

KABUL, Afghanistan, March 31, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Dr. Ashraf Ghani has become the clear front-runner in the race to be the next president of Afghanistan. Despite the recent Taliban attacks in Kabul, Dr. Ghani's campaign has gained significant momentum. Endorsements continue to pour in from each of the 34 provinces. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140331/MN94094) During the recent presidential debate on international relations, broadcast by TOLO TV - the...

2014-03-31 08:35:39

NEW YORK, March 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A two-month, international campaign entitled "Spring Days of Drone Action" begins in April, with the goal of generating the level of public awareness and pressure necessary to end drone attacks, drone surveillance, and targeted killing. What: Protests at U.S. drone bases, campuses, government offices; films, speakers. Dramatic photo ops. When: April 1 - May 31, 2014 Where: U.S., Europe, and Pakistan. Schedule. "In these 'Spring Days' the...

2014-03-27 23:22:19

“Minutes That Matter”, Cell Phones For Soldiers Largest Service Program For U.S. Troops and Veterans, Reached Afghanistan, Qatar, Germany and More Boston, MA (PRWEB) March 27, 2014 In 2013, Cell Phones For Soldiers connected 380,000 military families with more than 23 million minutes of free talk time. The calls from the United States to servicemen and women reached more than a dozen locations around the world including Afghanistan, Iraq, Kuwait, Germany and more. According to...

2014-03-10 16:20:38

WASHINGTON, March 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Press Club president wrote the U.S. secretary of Defense today expressing concern about reports that U.S. special forces personnel in Afghanistan had beaten an Afghan radio journalist. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20080917/NPCLOGO American special forces recently assaulted Radio Paighame Milli in Afghanistan, detaining the station owner and two employees, while cutting off its broadcasts, according to a...

2014-03-06 08:21:15

Paul Brinkley's Newly Released Book, "War Front to Store Front," Highlights Struggles, Solutions to Ending America's Wars Faster, More Successfully Through Experience Gained in Iraq and Afghanistan DALLAS, March 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Join Dallas area native and author Paul Brinkley as he discusses his new book, "War Front to Store Front: Americans Rebuilding Trust and Hope In Nations Under Fire." http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140211/PH62590 DATE: Thursday, March 13, 2014...

2014-03-03 23:01:57

The former director of the CIA, Gen. David H. Petraeus, will be the keynote luncheon speaker on Wednesday, May 21, at Hart Energy’s DUG Permian Basin conference and exhibition, the premier industry event focused on unconventional resources in the Permian Basin. Houston, Texas (PRWEB) March 03, 2014 The former director of the CIA, Gen. David H. Petraeus, will be the keynote luncheon speaker on Wednesday, May 21, at Hart Energy’s DUG Permian Basin conference and exhibition, the premier...

2014-02-25 08:21:06

IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING HEARING, PRESS CONFERENCE TO BE HELD ON THE INDEPENDENCE AVENUE EXIT OF RAYBURN BUILDING WASHINGTON, Feb. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- After months of speculation, the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform announced that the hearing for the 30 U.S. Navy SEALs and other special ops who suspiciously died in a helicopter shoot-down in Afghanistan on a mission called Extortion 17 will take place February 27, 2014. The Committee has named the hearing "Afghanistan:...

2014-01-31 12:21:54

PHOENIX, Jan. 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Robert Cunningham has photographed the five living American presidents and nine heads of state, 12 prime ministers, numerous astronauts, celebrities, and Fortune 500 CEOs. But his proudest moment in a 10-year photography career came when he photographed U.S. troops serving in Afghanistan. He took 55,000 photographs and had a selection of the best published in his new book, Afghanistan: On the Bounce (Insight Editions). Cunningham, whose work...

2014-01-29 12:20:17

LENOIR CITY, Tenn., Jan. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sterling Global Operations (SGO) has named Ambassador (retired) David T. Johnson as Vice President for Strategic Development and Washington Operations. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130205/CL54289LOGO-b) Ambassador Johnson joins Sterling Global Operations after a career in which he held security and diplomatic positions at some of the U.S. government's highest levels. His service includes assignments as U.S. Ambassador...