Stars and Stripes Daily Headlines

Subject: Stars and Stripes Daily Headlines
From: Stars and Stripes
Date: Mon, 3 Dec 2012 23:02:30 +0000

STARS AND STRIPES DAILY HEADLINES

> Experts: Restricting troops’ access to firearms is necessary to reduce rate of suicides
> http://www.stripes.com/news/experts-restricting-troops-access-to-firearms-is-necessary-to-reduce-rate-of-suicides-1.199216?localLinksEnabled=false
> Why hasn’t the Army or Defense Department been able to reduce the number of suicides? Experts say it’s because efforts have ignored the most evidence-backed, proven prevention method: making suicide harder by restricting access to lethal means. >
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> Afghan government: Coalition cannot arrest, detain Afghans
> http://www.stripes.com/news/middle-east/afghanistan/afghan-government-coalition-cannot-arrest-detain-afghans-1.199160?localLinksEnabled=false
> The Afghan National Security Council announced Sunday that foreigners are forbidden from arresting Afghans or operating prisons in the country, potentially complicating NATO’s war effort in Afghanistan. >
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> Army officers honored for attempts to foil SKorean kidnapping
> http://www.stripes.com/news/army-officers-honored-for-attempts-to-foil-skorean-kidnapping-1.199181?localLinksEnabled=false
> Two U.S. Army officers have been honored for their attempts to foil a kidnapping. Maj. Federico Martinez and Capt. Rodolfo Martinez Jr. of the 2nd Infantry Division’s Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion each received a letter of appreciation, a plaque and a $300 reward last month from the Yangu Police Department. >
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> Roadside bombs taking a toll on Afghan soldiers, police
> http://www.stripes.com/news/roadside-bombs-taking-a-toll-on-afghan-soldiers-police-1.199175?localLinksEnabled=false
> As Afghan forces lead more missions, they are increasingly the victims of roadside bombs, NATO and Afghan military leaders said Monday. >
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> VA trademarks “GI Bill” in effort to crack down on misuse
> http://www.stripes.com/va-trademarks-gi-bill-in-effort-to-crack-down-on-misuse-1.199203?localLinksEnabled=false
> The Department of Veterans Affairs now owns the words “GI Bill” as part of a yearlong effort to crack down on misuse and misrepresentation of veterans’ education benefits. >
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> AFRICOM chief: Terror groups digging in, cooperating in Africa
> http://www.stripes.com/blogs/stripes-central/stripes-central-1.8040/africom-chief-terror-groups-digging-in-cooperating-in-africa-1.199187?localLinksEnabled=false > Northern Mali is a growing safe haven for al-Qaida, Gen. Ham says. >
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> Prosecution suspended for sailor accused of nudity in cafe
> http://www.stripes.com/news/pacific/japan/prosecution-suspended-for-sailor-accused-of-nudity-in-cafe-1.199138?localLinksEnabled=false
> A sailor arrested at a Yokohama café on suspicion of indecent exposure will not be prosecuted, Japanese officials said Monday. >
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> NATO southern command moves to high-tech campus
> http://www.stripes.com/news/nato-southern-command-moves-to-high-tech-campus-1.199197?localLinksEnabled=false
> NATO is moving its southern command from the base in Naples’ Bagnoli district that it has called home since 1954 to a new high-tech campus designed to allow for future expansion. >
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> Capturing the oral history of today’s vets
> http://www.stripes.com/blogs/the-ruptured-duck/the-ruptured-duck-1.160117/capturing-the-oral-history-of-today-s-vets-1.199172?localLinksEnabled=false
> A new project is starting to record the stories of those who fought in Iraq and Afghanistan >
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> Vietnam veterans file suit over lack of PTSD diagnosis, loss of benefits
> http://www.stripes.com/news/vietnam-veterans-file-suit-over-lack-of-ptsd-diagnosis-loss-of-benefits-1.199173?localLinksEnabled=false
> The class-action lawsuit raises two issues that could affect thousands of Vietnam veterans: whether they can retroactively be given a diagnosis of PTSD though the disorder was not identified until 1980; if so, whether recent policies intended to protect troops with PTSD should be applied retroactively to their cases. >
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> Misawa serviceman’s car crashes, owner denies responsibility
> http://www.stripes.com/news/misawa-serviceman-s-car-crashes-owner-denies-responsibility-1.199135?localLinksEnabled=false
> Police are investigating who was at the wheel when a car owned by an American serviceman at Misawa Air Base missed a curve and crashed into the wall of a local home around 2:30 a.m. Saturday. >
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> Singer-songwriter performs for former high school in South Korea
> http://www.stripes.com/news/pacific/korea/singer-songwriter-performs-for-former-high-school-in-south-korea-1.199166?localLinksEnabled=false
> As he prepared to perform for more than 100 Daegu High School students, singer-songwriter Wesley Cook admitted that coming home wasn’t quite as easy as he had expected. .

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