Thursday, September 11, 2008

In the News: Sep-11

Post-traumatic stress disorder may affect up to 70,000 New Yorkers: Sept. 11 ... - 11 Sep 2008 at 2:13pm - As many as 70,000 people in New York may have developed post-traumatic stress disorder because of the Sept. 11 attacks, according to a report by the city's health department said.

Guantanamo judge postpones trial for Omar Khadr - 11 Sep 2008 at 2:45pm - A U.S. military judge has postponed the trial of Omar Khadr, a young Canadian man detained at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, for the past six years for alleged crimes committed as a teenager.

Japan Weighs Military Withdrawal from Iraq - 11 Sep 2008 at 12:05pm - Japan said Thursday it wanted to withdraw its remaining military personnel from Iraq by year?s end, wrapping up an overseas mission that had divided the pacifist nation.

Former official: Bush OK'd US raids in Pakistan - 11 Sep 2008 at 10:15am - WASHINGTON -- A former intelligence official with recent access to the Bush administration's debate about fighting terrorism in Pakistan says the president secretly approved new U.S. military raids in that country.

Insurgent attack in Afghanistan kills 1 U.S. soldier - 11 Sep 2008 at 9:59am - An insurgent attack on an eastern compound killed a U.S. soldier on Thursday, bringing the year's death toll to 112 and making 2008 the deadliest for American forces in Afghanistan since the U.S. invaded the country in response to the Sept. 11 attacks. The NATO-led force said the soldier was killed in eastern Afghanistan "when insurgents attacked a compound." It provided no other details, but a Western military official told The Associated Press that the soldier was American.

Army looks for outside help to reduce suicides - 11 Sep 2008 at 8:18am - The Army's top medical officer says commanders are looking to their counterparts in the Air Force and in civilian agencies for ways to cope with an alarming increase in suicides. "We work real closely with the Veterans Administration, who have for many years taken the lead in this," Lt. Gen. Eric B. Schoomaker, the Army's surgeon general, said Wednesday in a telephone interview. "We've also looked across the services and at other models that have been more successful than our own."

Thought for the day:
No one should be judge in his own case. -Publilius Syrus (~100 BC), Maxims


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