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> Date: Tue, 20 Nov 2012 23:02:00 +0000
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Ecstasy effective in treatment of lingering PTSD, new study finds
> http://www.stripes.com/news/ecstasy-effective-in-treatment-of-lingering-ptsd-new-study-finds-1.197745?localLinksEnabled=false
> A new study suggests that MDMA — the pure form of the drug ecstasy — may be effective in easing the most treatment-resistant post-traumatic stress, when coupled with psychotherapy. >
> Navy fires two more commanders
> http://www.stripes.com/news/navy-fires-two-more-commanders-1.197792?localLinksEnabled=false
> The Navy on Monday dismissed two commanders amid allegations of misconduct, weeks before they were both scheduled to assume new commands. >
> It’s official: 17 veterans from recent wars in Congress next year
> http://www.stripes.com/blogs/the-ruptured-duck/the-ruptured-duck-1.160117/it-s-official-17-veterans-from-recent-wars-in-congress-next-year-1.197788?localLinksEnabled=false
> The list includes the first female Iraq war veterans and eight returning incumbents who served in the combat zones. >
> South Korea to hold exercise on anniversary of island bombing
> http://www.stripes.com/news/pacific/korea/south-korea-to-hold-exercise-on-anniversary-of-island-bombing-1.197746?localLinksEnabled=false
> South Korea will hold an exercise Friday to mark the second anniversary of North Korea’s deadly attack on Yeonpyeong Island, despite Pyongyang’s threat to respond to any commemorations with a “fiery thunderbolt.” >
> Navy sends three warships, Marines to waters off Israel
> http://www.stripes.com/news/navy/navy-sends-three-warships-marines-to-waters-off-israel-1.197775?localLinksEnabled=false
> The U.S. Navy directed three warships and the Marines aboard last week to remain on standby near the coast of Israel as a security precaution as the Gaza Strip conflict between Israel and Hamas continued to escalate. >
> Pentagon overseas propaganda plan stirs controversy
> http://www.stripes.com/news/us/pentagon-overseas-propaganda-plan-stirs-controversy-1.197779?localLinksEnabled=false
> Senior officers at the Pentagon are being advised on countering Taliban propaganda by a marketing expert whose company once weeded out reporters who wrote negative stories in Afghanistan and helped the military deceive the enemy in Iraq, according to military documents and interviews. >
> Newest destroyer due at Pearl Harbor honors Medal of Honor recipient Michael Murphy
> http://www.stripes.com/news/us/newest-destroyer-due-at-pearl-harbor-honors-medal-of-honor-recipient-michael-murphy-1.197832?localLinksEnabled=false
> The destroyer named for a Pearl Harbor SEAL who gave his life for fellow commandos in Afghanistan will pull into its new home port in Hawaii Wednesday morning. The ship honors Lt. Michael P. Murphy, who was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions in Afghanistan on June 28, 2005. >
> Lawyers question railroad warning system in parade tragedy
> http://www.stripes.com/news/us/lawyers-question-railroad-warning-system-in-parade-tragedy-1.197844?localLinksEnabled=false
> Lawyers hired by two victims of the fatal train crash in Texas last week said Monday they would focus their investigation on the railroad crossing. Meanwhile, federal investigators continued trying to find out why the driver of the veteran’s parade truck entered a railroad crossing after warning signals activated, moments before an 84-car train slammed into the procession, killing four veterans and wounding another 16 riders. >
> Obama affirms Japan ties as China Sea spats threaten trade
> http://www.stripes.com/news/pacific/obama-affirms-japan-ties-as-china-sea-spats-threaten-trade-1.197836?localLinksEnabled=false
> President Barack Obama met with leaders from China and Japan to wrap up a three-day trip to Asia as countries in the region struggled to resolve territorial disputes that threaten to disrupt economic ties. >
> Sergeant formally charged in shooting deaths of fellow soldiers in Iraq
> http://www.stripes.com/news/us/sergeant-formally-charged-in-shooting-deaths-of-fellow-soldiers-in-iraq-1.197825?localLinksEnabled=false
> Sergeant John Russell is accused of going on a shooting spree in hospital for traumatized soldiers near Baghdad in May of 2009. He faces five charges of premeditated murder, one charge of attempted murder and one charge of aggravated assault, broadcaster KGMI in Tacoma reported. >
> Legal experts: Hasan trial could start in January, at the earliest
> http://www.stripes.com/news/us/legal-experts-hasan-trial-could-start-in-january-at-the-earliest-1.197815?localLinksEnabled=false
> As the nation’s highest military appeals court ponders whether accused Fort Hood shooter Maj. Nidal Hasan should be allowed to keep his beard, legal experts say they don’t expect his court-martial to begin until January at the earliest. >
> Former CIA director Hayden says Obama’s war on terror on track
> http://www.stripes.com/news/us/former-cia-director-hayden-says-obama-s-war-on-terror-on-track-1.197824?localLinksEnabled=false
> President Obama’s re-election makes it easier to continue the war on terror because his political supporters went along with it through his first administration, a Bush-era CIA director said in Pittsburgh on Monday. >
> Fort Drum area agencies readying for launch of peer support program for veterans with PTSD
> http://www.stripes.com/news/us/fort-drum-area-agencies-readying-for-launch-of-peer-support-program-for-veterans-with-ptsd-1.197819?localLinksEnabled=false
> A peer support program for veterans experiencing post-traumatic stress disorder is weeks away from starting, as Jefferson County, N.Y., officials arrange the details for its launch.

> Remembering the Son Tay POW camp raid
> http://www.stripes.com/news/us/remembering-the-son-tay-pow-camp-raid-1.197826?localLinksEnabled=false
> While the prisoners of war at the Son Tay camp had been moved and were not rescued, the raid sent a powerful message to the North Vietnamese that Americans were not messing around, says one Vietnam War veteran.

> Officials hope aerial drone business will come to Ventura County
> http://www.stripes.com/news/us/officials-hope-aerial-drone-business-will-come-to-ventura-county-1.197830?localLinksEnabled=false
> in the next few weeks, the Federal Aviation Administration will take the first steps toward permitting use of aerial drones in commercial airspace over the United States. Ventura County, Calif. is positioning itself to claim a piece of the sky.

> Women are increasingly ascending to top posts at aerospace firms
> http://www.stripes.com/news/us/women-are-increasingly-ascending-to-top-posts-at-aerospace-firms-1.197831?localLinksEnabled=false
> At a time when federal budget cuts are reshaping the nation’s aerospace industry, a far different makeover is underway in the executive suites of some of the country’s biggest defense contractors.

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