Is Medical Marijuana the Solution to the Veteran Opioid Crisis?
Studies suggest that medical cannabis might be an effective PTSD treatment. The VA has come out against bills that would allow for further research.
Back to the Long War: Helmand Province Eight Years Later
Hundreds of Marines lost their lives in Helmand before troop withdrawal. Christopher Jones returned to see what those lives had been lost to achieve.
Is Law Enforcement Able to De-Radicalize Extremists Like John Walker Lindh?
The "American Taliban," a Californian who joined the Taliban in 2001, will be released today.
Money Meant for the Afghan Military Is Paying for Trump's Border Wall
The Department of Defense has reallocated over $600 million from the Afghan National Security Forces to build the wall, following Trump's national emergency declaration.
Peace Talks Between Afghan Officials and the Taliban Postponed Indefinitely
A last-minute cancellation caught Afghan President Ashraf Ghani by surprise.
Why Can't the Military Root Out Far-Right Extremism in Its Own Ranks?
The Department of Homeland Security fumbled a domestic terrorism report in 2009 that warned about right-wing militias targeting the U.S. Army for recruits.
Does the American Military Have a Problem With Far-Right Extremism?
In 2009, the Department of Homeland Security released a report highlighting the threat of far-right groups recruiting veterans. Ten years later, it's still relevant.
What Afghan Soldiers Think About U.S. Troop Withdrawal and Taliban Peace Talks
Interviews with members of the Afghan military, from generals to recruits, reveal concern about the future ahead.
Taliban Fighters Attacked an Afghan Army Base Manned by Some U.S. Military Personnel Today
The attack is the largest on a U.S.-manned based in Afghanistan in years, and occurred as U.S. and Taliban representatives are negotiating a full U.S. troop withdrawal from the country.
2018 Was the Deadliest Year for Afghan Civilians in Recent Record
On the heels of peace talks between the Taliban and U.S. government, a new U.N. report finds increased violence at the hands of ISIS.
Farewell to the Trump Political Appointee Who Brought IT Chaos to the Department of Veterans Affairs
The story of the former CIO is an illustrative example of how Trump has appointed political allies to leadership positions in the VA, leaving veterans to suffer the consequences of poor leadership and political infighting.
The VA Is Finally Being Forced to Pay for Navy Veterans' Exposure to Agent Orange
A federal court has ruled against the VA and granted aid to Navy veterans suffering from cancer, diabetes, and other illnesses linked to toxic exposure while stationed in Vietnam.
Are Today's Veterans Actually Starting Fewer Businesses Than Previous Generations?
There's been much ado about data suggesting there are fewer post-9/11 veterans starting their own businesses than in generations past. But those statistics may be misleading.