IAVA Daily Brief 2.22.11
Posted by Blake Henderson on February 22
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Columbia University students heckled a war hero during a town-hall meeting on whether ROTC should be allowed back on campus.
The court, like more than 50 others created during the past three years across the nation, specializes in working with troubled veterans to get them counseling, link them to government benefits, help them regain the sense of discipline and camaraderie they had in uniform, and steer them onto a more positive course in life.
Sebastian Junger traveled to the remote mountains of Afghanistan, to one of the most violent places on Earth, armed with a pen and a video camera. "I wanted to capture something you never see on TV: the war from the soldiers' perspective," he says.
A suicide attacker blew himself up at a government office Monday in northern Afghanistan, killing at least 32 and wounding 31 people, mostly those in line to get identity cards.
General David Petraeus's alleged comments on a coalition attack last week reportedly offended some members of the Karzai government.
A car bomb detonated by a suicide attacker in the central Iraqi city of Samarra has killed 10 policemen and wounded 16 others, police say.
Nearly 60,000 service members and veterans who have refinanced their VA mortgage loans through Wells Fargo, Wachovia and SouthTrust will receive refunds as the result of a $10 million settlement in a class-action lawsuit.
Amidst concern over the growing military-civilian divide, former House Armed Services Committee Chairman Ike Skelton warned that “those who protect us are psychologically divorced from those who are being protected.” Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, also told House lawmakers last week that there’s a “growing disconnect between the American people and the military.”
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