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September 7, 2012
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  In the Pentagon 
  • Sources: U.S. to blacklist Haqqani network
    U.S. officials say the White House has decided to blacklist the Haqqani network as a foreign terrorist organization despite concerns that the move could jeopardize the return of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who is being held by the group, and hamper relations with Pakistan. Supporters of the measure say it will help reduce the group's access to capital and put pressure on Pakistan to act against the militants. The New York Times (tiered subscription model) (9/6) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  On the Home Front 
  • Vet's hunger strike winds down
    Vietnam veteran Tom Mahany ate a bowl of cream of potato soup on Thursday, ending a 17-day hunger strike aimed at calling attention to military suicides. Mahany said his goals were met by an executive order signed Aug. 31 that establishes an interagency suicide task force. Air Force Times(free registration) (9/6) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Reserve Life 
  • Combat may speed up aging process, researchers say
    Scientists are noticing that combat veterans in their 20s and 30s -- especially those who have experienced blast-related concussions -- are experiencing health problems such as slowed metabolisms and diminished gray matter that are more common among older adults. One theory is that combat depletes brain molecules that suppress adrenaline, which leads soldiers to become stuck in a constant state of emotional arousal. As a result, their bodies age faster. USA TODAY (9/5) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • National Guard members often find civilian employment elusive
    National Guard and Reserve members may have more trouble finding employment than other veterans, according to this article. A survey from VetJobs.com found that National Guard brigades in Oregon, Florida and Tennessee had unemployment rates ranging from 30% to 50% in late 2009 and 2010. CBS News (9/6) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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The uncreative mind can spot wrong answers, but it takes a very creative mind to spot wrong questions."
--Antony Jay,
British writer, broadcaster, director and actor


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