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Iran-Iraq Earthquake: Seismologists Available

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Expert Available on Upcoming Kurdish Referendum

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Satellites, Airport Visibility Readings Shed Light on Troops' Exposure to Dust Storms, Pollution

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Research lays groundwork for large VA study on respiratory health in Iraq, Afghanistan Vets

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University of Arkansas to Lead STEM Training for College Educators in Iraq

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The University of Arkansas is leading an initiative to provide faculty at Iraqi colleges and universities professional development training in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics – known collectively as STEM.

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Symptoms of 'Chronic Multisymptom Illness' May Be Common in Iraq, Afghanistan Vets

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In a Veterans Affairs study of more than 300 enlisted Army National Guard and Army Reserve members who had deployed to Iraq or Afghanistan, a majority reported symptoms consistent with a condition known as chronic multisymptom illness (CMI). The data were collected a year after the soldiers returned home.

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From Front Lines to the OR, How do Military Surgeons Return to Civilian Medicine?

New paper published in the Journal of the American College of Surgeons lays out what military surgeons need to sustain surgical skills for both environments.

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Efforts to Destroy ISIS Have Permanently Changed International Law, Legal Researcher Concludes

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An urgent need to respond with force to the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has permanently changed the use of self-defense in international law to attack a threat in another country, according to newly published research from the Case Western Reserve University School of Law. The use of force against al-Qaida and ISIS during the past 14 years has given rise to what Michael Scharf, co-dean of the Case Western Reserve School of Law, describes as a “Grotian Moment”—a fundamental paradigm shift that will have broad implications for international law. The main implication of this newly accepted change in the international law of self-defense is that any nation can now lawfully use force against a threat (terrorists, rebels, pirates, drug cartels, etc.) in another country if that nation is unable or unwilling to suppress the threat within its borders.

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Study Ties Insurgency Phase of Iraq War to Higher PTSD Rates

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Guerilla tactics such as suicide attacks and roadside bombs may trigger more posttraumatic stress than conventional warfare, suggests a Veterans Affairs study of 738 men and women who served in Iraq.

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WIU Terrorism Researcher's New Book Offers Insights into ISIS and How International Community Can Combat It

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A new book co-authored by a Western Illinois University homeland security researcher investigates the Islamic State (IS, also known as ISIS) and offers insights into the nature of the IS and what the international community can do to combat it.

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Risk Factors for Army Suicide Attempts in Iraq, Afghanistan Identified

Risk factors for regular Army suicide attempts by enlisted soldiers and officers in Iraq and Afghanistan have been identified, and socio-demographic factors, length of service, deployment history, and the presence and recency of a mental health diagnosis are among the primary predictors, according to a study published July 8 in JAMA Psychiatry. Enlisted Army service members in their second month of service were at greatest risk for attempting suicide.







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