Is the Wagner Group Running Amok in Africa?

Is the Wagner Group Running Amok in Africa?

As the shadowy Russian mercenary organization spreads its tentacles throughout Africa, reports are pouring in of gross human rights abuses.   According to eyewitnesses, Wagner Group fighters massacred about 300 civilians in Moura, a central Malian village. It was not an isolated incident. “There are quite a lot of eyewitness accounts on the presence of White soldiers speaking an unknown …

New Research Offers New Hope to PTSD Victims

New Research Offers New Hope to PTSD Victims

In a new study, Israeli doctors say intense oxygen therapy may ease the symptoms of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder in combat veterans.   Researchers believe the oxygen enables the brain to expand and heal itself. Professor Hermona Soreq, who was not affiliated with the study, said the results were encouraging. “This may be the beginning of new promise, which calls …

Woof Woof: Unexpected Fallout from the Afghanistan Withdrawal

Woof Woof: Unexpected Fallout from the Afghanistan Withdrawal

In the chaos of August 2021, departing contractors were forced to leave several hundred service dogs behind in Afghanistan. These animals, who are now technically under Taliban control, face an uncertain future. The U.S. military ensured that all its service animals made it home, largely due to a 2015 law on this subject. But contractor animals, who protected locations like …

Could Advanced Oxygen Therapy Help Brain Injury Victims?

Could Advanced Oxygen Therapy Help Brain Injury Victims?

Researchers at Purdue University believe oxygen saturation will help Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Traumatic Brain Injury victims from Syria and elsewhere recover more quickly from their wounds. 15 veterans will receive treatment for a year at a Jeffersonville, Indiana hospital. The study includes multiple MRIs and 40 hours in a hyperbaric oxygen chamber. Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) has been …

Violence Flares Up in Northern Afghanistan

Violence Flares Up in Northern Afghanistan

Two major Taliban attacks near the Tajikistan border in late January 2020 illustrate the ongoing problems in this war-torn country. Taliban fighters simultaneously attacked several security checkpoints around Dasht-e Archi in the northern province of Kunduz. Afghan casualties numbered 13 KIAs, 12m WIAs, and three MIAs. Taliban warriors stormed the checkpoints at midnight, and fighting continued for several hours. After …