You Can’t Handle the Truth!: Spies and Damn Lies

I suppose that most everyone recalls Col. Jessup's (Jack Nicholson) impassioned defense of a "Code Red" in the film A Few Good Men:  "You can't handle the truth!" For Col. Jessup and many others, the "truth" is an absolute certainty. Every time I hear some "talking head" or "politician" state ...
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Kris Kristofferson and HBOT

After we recently learned that "the modern opioid crisis originated within the healthcare system," it is reassuring to note that many misdiagnosed individuals are benefiting from alternative therapies. A prominent figure that recently came to our attention was Kris Kristofferson, who had been misdiagnosed with Alzheimer's when it was actually ...
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Points of View: Al Jazeera on Treating Veterans with PTSD

There was a time when many considered Al Jazeera to be a voice of Middle Eastern terrorists.   Whether it was or not is a matter of conjecture, but most would now agree that Al Jazeera has morphed into a credible news organization. In an era of conflicting points of view, ...
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Reflections on Veterans Day

Years ago when I was a young Army lieutenant, my reconnaissance platoon was preparing to conduct a night-time helicopter insertion far behind enemy lines to seek out intelligence critical for a large-scale operation to be conducted 48 hours later. The operation was high risk. That night as I back-briefed my ...
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HBOT: A PTSD Therapy for Veterans that Works

This Saturday (November 11, 2017), Fox TV will air a broadcast on how Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy ("HBOT") is helping hundreds - if not thousands - of Veterans with PTSD and TBI. This special program will be aired on Veterans' Day. The video below was prepared by The National Hyperbaric Association ...
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Opioid Crisis: Contributors to the Current Crisis

The opioid crisis is real.  It is hard to believe that people dying from drug overdoses each year now exceed the total number of brave warriors who lost their lives in Vietnam. Regardless of one's political affiliation, this drug epidemic must be faced with determination to eradicate this awful plague.  ...
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SFTT Military News: Week Ending Nov 3, 2017

Found below are a few military news items that caught my attention this past week. I am hopeful that the titles and short commentary will encourage SFTT readers to click on the embedded links to read more on subjects that may be of interest to them. If you have subjects ...
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Thank you Rachel Maddow

I would like to thank Rachel Maddow not only for honoring my late husband Colonel David Hackworth, on October 17, but also for honoring all fallen soldiers past and present as well as their families. As I watched the opening segment of Tuesday’s The Rachel Maddow Show on MSNBC, I ...
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GAO to Investigate VA Over Treatment and Therapy of Veterans with PTSD

At the request of Reps. Mike Coffman, R-CO., and Ann McLane Kuster, D-N.H., the Government Accountability Office ("the GAO") agreed Sept. 27 that it "will review the way the Department of Veterans Affairs ("the VA") treats patients who suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other combat-related conditions."  In particular, ...
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SFTT Military News Highlights: Week Ending Oct 27, 2017

Found below are a few military news items that caught my attention this past week. I am hopeful that the titles and short commentary will encourage SFTT readers to click on the embedded links to read more on subjects that may be of interest to them. If you have subjects ...
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Equine Assisted Therapy Study for Veterans with PTSD

Last week, I attended a delightful get together at the NewYork-Presbyterian Military Family Wellness Center in New York City.  Directors JoAnn DiFide and Yuval Neria discussed promising new initiatives designed to help Veterans and their families cope with PTSD and TBI. Dr. Neria is Professor of Medical Psychology at the ...
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SFTT Military News: Week Ending Oct 20, 2017

Found below are a few military news items that caught my attention this past week. I am hopeful that the titles and short commentary will encourage SFTT readers to click on the embedded links to read more on subjects that may be of interest to them. If you have subjects ...
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