Found below are several news items that caught my attention this past week. I am hopeful that the titles and short commentary will encourage our readers to click on the embedded links to read more on subjects that may be of interest to them.
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Better than a War on Drugs Continue Reading →
Pendulums are made to swing from one side to the other. So it is for the prescribing pendulum ...
In an enlightening article on the current lack of leadership in DC and the killing fields of Afghanistan, Leslie H. Gelb reports on the opening of a new medical facility in Bethesda, Maryland (near DC) to treat active-duty soldiers and veterans suffering from brain injuries and psychological disorders. Unfortunately, this article is not about the brave men and women and their families who were on hand for the innauguration of this long overdue facility, but about those who chose not ... Continue Reading →
With a 2,600 page Health Reform Package, one doesn’t have time to read the fine print. At other times, US government policy statements are often so broad in scope that one has difficulty piecing together the implications.
In a recent address that was not picked up by the press, Admiral Michael G. Mullen, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, articulated what some consider to be a change in US War Doctrine. In a fascinating article picked up by Fred Edwards in Crosshairs – Miltary Matters in ... Continue Reading →
Was Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld the only one in the Pentagon that helped propel the American war in Iraq into disaster? While many have also pointed fingers at the White House, there are more profound sources of the problems. Congress should look deeper, such as at the three- and four-star Army commanders, who have much to explain. Straus Military Reform Project Adviser Col. Douglas Macgregor (U.S. Army, Ret.) explains in a commentary published by Defense News this week. This commentary ... Continue Reading →