Suicides in the Army declined sharply in 2013

FORT CARSON, Colo. — Suicides in the Army fell by 19 percent in 2013, dramatically reversing a rising trend plaguing the Army for almost 10 years.
There were 150 suicides among soldiers on active-duty status last year, down from a record 185 in 2012, according to Army data. The numbers include both confirmed and suspected suicides. Read more of this post


Changing the Face of the War one high-value Target at a Time

WASHINGTON — The death of Osama bin Laden, the top name on the U.S. military’s high-value target list, dealt a serious blow to enemy fighters in Afghanistan, Pakistan and elsewhere. But it’s the systematic elimination of other names on that “capture or kill” list that many are now crediting with turning the region’s terrorists and insurgents into a younger, less experienced and less fanatical group. Read more of this post