New PTSD Treatment Receives DoD Seal of Approval

New PTSD Treatment Receives DoD Seal of Approval

After a $3 million government grant, more Post Traumatic Stress Disorder victims may soon receive therapy that involves virtual reality programming and other unorthodox methods. In 2010, Dr. Deborah Beidel and her team started using virtual reality goggles to decouple anxiety from traumatic combat memories. Therapists carefully caution patients that they will probably get worse before they get better if …

Top Five Places Where Contractors are Needed Now

Top Five Places Where Contractors are Needed Now

Contractors serve all over the world. They take the same risks that regular service members take. In fact, if you see a mixed group on a helicopter, it is sometimes difficult to tell the difference between contractors and servicemembers. Upon closer examination, there are some important differences. Front-line troops and “door kickers” are almost always servicemembers. Support personnel, like mechanics, …

Injured Vet Sues Fluor for Negligence

Injured Vet Sues Fluor for Negligence

Former Army Specialist Winston Hencely says that the private military contractor firm is responsible for the injuries he sustained prior to a Veterans’ Day 5k run at Afghanistan’s Bagram Airfield. According to court documents, Specl. Hencely confronted Fluor employee and former Taliban member Ahmad Nayeb about his presence on the base. It turns out that Nayeb was wearing a suicide …

Russian Mercenaries Expand Operations

Russian Mercenaries Expand Operations

The shadowy Wagner Group continues to pop up in places where the Russian Bear has national interests, but the Kremlin fears to tread. Meanwhile, American private military contractors continue to serve a more limited, and much more well-regulated, international role in places like Iraq. Wagner mercenaries recently surfaced in Venezuela, where embattled strongman Nicolas Maduro is trying to remain in …

Peace Appears Closer in Afghanistan

Peace Appears Closer in Afghanistan

After almost two decades of conflict, peace may finally be coming to the war-torn country. Even if that happens, contractors in Afghanistan will probably not be packing their bags and heading home anytime soon. After almost a week of talks in Qatar, chief American negotiator Zalmay Khalilzad announced that both sides had agreed for Afghanistan to be a terrorist-free zone …