The United States Department of Veterans Affairs treats suicidal veterans suffering from PTSD and other mental health issues. According to recent reports, there are 950 suicide attempts per month by military veterans, and many are not receiving the treatment they seek right away.
Cheick Modibo Diarra is Mali's new prime minister, at least on an interim basis, and is key to hopes to restore democracy to what had been a very stable African nation. His roots are in Mali, but his education and work brought him to the United States, where he eventually was a key leader on the Mars Pathfinder mission.
An anonymous soldier sent The Los Angeles Times a series of 18 graphic photographers of United States military personnel posing with Afghan corpses. On Wednesday, the newspaper published a selection of those photos. The Pentagon has condemned the images and has launched a criminal investigation.
Monday brought an end to 18 hours of deadly violence in Kabul, Afghanistan, part of a coordinated attack around the country by insurgents pointing to how fragile the political situation there is.
Pakistan has pushed the United States for years to share its Predator drone technology. The United States has resisted so Pakistan is turning to China to help it build its own drone fleet. Though Pakistan is relatively tight-lipped about what it wants, a retired Pakistani general said they'll likely be armed.
North Korea will launch a rocket sometime between Thursday and Monday in what it says is a mission to put an agricultural and scientific satellite into orbit. The United States and other nations in the region say the launch is really a cover for a ballistic missile test — in violation of United Nations sanctions.
The debate on the effectiveness of prescription drugs for soldiers is heating up in the wake of the killing of 17 Afghan civilians, allegedly by Robert Bales whose attorney has asked for a list of medications Bales' took at the time of the shootings. There's an ongoing debate over whether drugs are more helpful or harmful for the armed forces.
China will undergo its once-in-a-decade leadership transition this year -- and the stakes are always high. This year, though, rumors of military coups and political intrigue among top leaders is complicating matters and has political leaders doing their best to retain control.
Osama bin Laden was found and killed last May in a raid that also ensnared several of his wives. Now, one of those wives has agreed to talk to authorities and so new details are beginning to emerge about how bin Laden and his family lives from the time of the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan until bin Laden's killing last year.
An Israeli graphic designer has become the unwitting organizer of an online protest against a military attack on Iran. The online movement comes the same time others are organizing in-person rallies against military action.