soldiers http://nhpr.org en Soldiers And The Fight Against Fatigue http://nhpr.org/post/soldiers-and-fight-against-fatigue <p>In the US and around the world, researchers working for the armed forces are setting their sights on the human need to recharge, something increasingly perceived as a fatal flaw when missions demand pilots and soldiers stay awake and alert for days at a time. Here to discuss <a href="http://www.slate.com/articles/health_and_science/superman/2013/05/sleep_deprivation_in_the_military_modafinil_and_the_arms_race_for_soldiers.html" target="_blank">the fight against fatigue</a> is <strong>William Saletan, </strong>national correspondent at slate.com where he covers science, technology and politics.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p> Tue, 04 Jun 2013 14:57:50 +0000 Virginia Prescott 28775 at http://nhpr.org Soldiers And The Fight Against Fatigue Where Soldiers Come From http://nhpr.org/post/where-soldiers-come <p>A new documentary follows the poignant journey of a group of three small town friends to Afghanistan and back again.</p> Thu, 08 Nov 2012 17:10:41 +0000 Virginia Prescott 358 at http://nhpr.org Where Soldiers Come From U.S., Vietnam Exchange Pieces Of History: Two Soldiers' Last Writings http://nhpr.org/post/us-vietnam-exchange-pieces-history-two-soldiers-last-writings <em>(NPR's Larry Abramson is among the correspondents <a href="http://www.npr.org/2012/06/04/154256081/u-s-works-to-rebuild-ties-in-asia-pacific" target="_blank">traveling with Defense Secretary Leon Panetta in Asia this week</a>. In Vietnam earlier today, the government there told Panetta it will <a href="http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=154261148" target="_blank">open three new sites for excavation</a> — in the hope of finding U.S. troops' remains. Mon, 04 Jun 2012 13:37:00 +0000 Larry Abramson 6122 at http://nhpr.org U.S., Vietnam Exchange Pieces Of History: Two Soldiers' Last Writings Staff Sgt. Bales Case Shows Stigma, Paradox Of PTSD http://nhpr.org/post/staff-sgt-bales-case-shows-stigma-paradox-ptsd The case of Staff Sgt. Robert Bales, the U.S. soldier charged with killing 17 Afghan villagers, has led the Army to review how troops are screened for post-traumatic stress disorder. The Pentagon and the Department of Veterans Affairs say they have invested heavily in the treatment of PTSD to deal with a growing caseload.<p>But the stigma associated with the disorder continues to complicate efforts to treat it. Wed, 28 Mar 2012 18:52:00 +0000 Larry Abramson 2829 at http://nhpr.org Staff Sgt. Bales Case Shows Stigma, Paradox Of PTSD Word of Mouth for November 9th, 2011 http://nhpr.org/post/word-mouth-november-9th-2011 <p>Does fracking cause earthquakes? A Columbine-style lockdown ruse. And where one group of soldiers came from.</p> Wed, 09 Nov 2011 16:59:00 +0000 Virginia Prescott 357 at http://nhpr.org Word of Mouth for November 9th, 2011