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February 19, 2013
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  • Job market remains a challenge for younger vets
    More than 20% of veterans between the ages of 18 and 24 were out of work last year, and some say they regret that they waited so long to seek help after their deployments ended. "I wasn't prepared for such a lengthy ordeal that is applying for a real, sustainable job," said Dan Huber, an Army medic who served in Iraq. Army Times/The Associated Press (2/19) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Analysis: Pentagon budget doesn't reflect operational shifts
    Many of the weapons and equipment purchased by the Pentagon are unsuitable for regions such as Asia, Africa and the Middle East, experts say. "There's a fundamental need to have a conversation about what kind of military we need to have and what we should expect it to do," said Andrew Bacevich, a former Army colonel who teaches at Boston University. Bloomberg (2/18) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Army backs Human Terrain System despite problems
    The Army plans to continue with a $250 million program that involves sending civil social scientists to war zones to help troops understand local cultures. The Human Terrain System was the subject of a 2010 Army report that found alleged instances of payroll padding, sexual harassment and fraud. USA Today (2/18) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Some foreign Army bases see low suicide rates
    Military suicide rates are lower in countries such as South Korea and Israel, where personal firearm possession is restricted under local laws. Firearms are used in more than 60% of service member suicides. USA Today (2/18) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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--William Blake,
British poet and painter

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