August 1, 2007 The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hears testimony from ex-Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld in the inquiry into Army Ranger Pat Tillman's death by friendly fire in Afghanistan. Lawmakers want to know how far up the chain of command a cover-up went.
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August 1, 2007 Former Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld defended himself and took no personal responsibility for the military's bungled response to Army Ranger Pat Tillman's friendly-fire death in Afghanistan, not by enemy militia, as was initially claimed.
July 31, 2007 Dolores Johnson, director of Family Programs for the Army, says the Army is taking measures to help families better cope with the stresses of deployment and to prevent abuse. A new study shows an increase in the rate of child abuse when one parent is deployed.
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July 31, 2007 The ongoing U.S. war on terrorism continues to strain military servicemembers and families. A Journal of the American Medical Association study released Tuesday finds that deployments have resulted in increased rates of child abuse and neglect.
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July 28, 2007 Many veterans groups applauded this week's recommendations by President Bush's special commission for increased focus on the needs of wounded troops. Others remain skeptical that the recommendations will be implemented.
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July 26, 2007 Attackers firing rockets and mortars into Baghdad's heavily fortified Green Zone have significantly improved their aim in the past three months. The more skillful assault was linked to training in Iran. Lt. Gen. Ray Odierno said networks continue to smuggle powerful roadside bombs and mortars across the border from Iran.
July 26, 2007 Veterans say recommendations from the presidential commission on veteran's care are long overdue. They're well aware of the agonizing experiences many soldiers have had after returning from combat. But some places already have a solid track record for helping veterans in need.
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July 25, 2007 Personality disorders have some similarities to post-traumatic stress disorder — but one big difference is affecting veterans who testified to a House panel Wednesday. Those diagnosed with personality disorders are discharged with no medical benefits to help them recover.
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July 25, 2007 William Rollins Jr., field services director for Paralyzed Veterans of America, approves of some of the presidential committee's report on veterans' care — such as improving support for families — but says other reforms are missing.
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July 25, 2007 A special commission appointed by President Bush issued its report Wednesday on improving health care for wounded veterans, particularly those returning from Iraq. And the Senate approved a bill to streamline benefits and increase military pay.
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July 24, 2007 The president seeks to rebut critics who argue against a link between al-Qaida in Iraq and the larger terror network led by Osama bin Laden. By emphasizing al-Qaida's growing presence and influence in Iraq, Bush again tried to reframe the war in the public's mind as a matter of protecting the United States.
July 18, 2007 The highest-ranking Iraqi leader of al-Qaida in Iraq is arrested and tells interrogators that Osama bin Laden's inner circle wields considerable influence over the Iraqi group, U.S. officials say. Khaled Abdul-Fattah Dawoud Mahmoud al-Mashhadani was captured in Mosul on July 4.
July 17, 2007 Democrats in the Senate move toward an all-night session of debate on legislation to bring troops home this fall. Calling for sleeping cots to be rolled into a room off the Senate floor, they tell members to prepare for repeated votes throughout the evening.
July 17, 2007 Lt. Gen. Graeme Lamb, the U.K.'s top army officer in Iraq, cites a "huge strategic problem" if Western powers leave. Lamb, whose yearlong tour of duty is coming to an end, spoke with Steve Inskeep.
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July 16, 2007 South Dakota native Robb Rolfing graduated from Vassar College with a degree in physics and astronomy. But he always dreamed of being a Green Beret. Staff Sgt. Rolfing survived his first deployment to Iraq, but not his second. He was killed while patrolling in Baghdad.
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