1983 Paris Airport Bomber Dies

1983 Paris Airport Bomber Dies

Varuzhan Karapetian, whom many consider to be one of the last major state-sponsored terrorists, passed away of an apparent heart attack in his native Armenia. Today’s terrorists in Iraq and elsewhere are a much different breed, and their methods demand a much different approach. Karapetian, who was a Syrian of Armenian descent, was the former head of the Armenian Secret …

‘Wacky’ Tardigrade Experiment May Help TBI Victims

‘Wacky’ Tardigrade Experiment May Help TBI Victims

Researchers at Harvard Medical School believe that Tardigrades — tiny, hardy creatures — may secrete protein which can reverse the brain damage that so many Iraq and Syria veterans sustained while they were in-county. Doctors theorize that these creatures release proteins that slow tissue damage and even prevent cell death altogether. The team believes that the experiment could have a …

Supreme Court Snuffs Out Burn Pit Lawsuit

Supreme Court Snuffs Out Burn Pit Lawsuit

The U.S. Supreme Court refused to hear the final appeal in a veteran’s lawsuit against KBR, putting an end to a court fight that had lasted the better part of a decade. But former Iraq War contractors still have legal options available when it comes to compensation for their injuries. Under direction from military commanders, KBR contractors constructed a number …

Should Private Military Contractors Replace Service-members in Syria?

Should Private Military Contractors Replace Service-members in Syria?

If American forces withdraw from the war-torn country as planned, many observers believe that private military contractors should remain behind to uphold American interests and protect the civilian population. On December 14, 2018, a combined U.S./Syrian Democratic Forces army cleared one of the last ISIS strongholds in the country. That victory prompted U.S. President Donald Trump to announce that their …

Does Mattis’ Departure Mean More Opportunities For Private Military Contractors?

Does Mattis’ Departure Mean More Opportunities For Private Military Contractors?

As recently as August 2018, outgoing Defense Secretary James Mattis dismissed the idea of a privatized war in Afghanistan. Now that he is gone, could Blackwater founder Erik Prince’s vision become a reality? In the wake of his departure and President Donald Trump’s plan to pull out some 7,000 troops from the war-torn country, Blackwater USA took out a full …