The U.S. military wants to establish regional teams of military personnel to assist civilian authorities in the event of a significant outbreak of the H1N1 virus this fall, according to Defense Department officials.
Fifteen years after his death, and after his family fought a very long bureaucratic battle with the government, Enrique Valdez’s name was added to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. Valdez was a Marine gunnery sergeant wounded by shrapnel in August 1969, combat that left him a quadriplegic
Senior Bush administration officials authorized aggressive interrogation techniques — including forced nudity and waterboarding — on suspected terrorists, despite concerns from military psychologists and attorneys, according to a Senate report released Tuesday. “The fact is that senior officials in the United States government solicited information on how to use aggressive techniques, redefined the law to create the appearance of their legality, and authorized their use against detainees,” said the report, which reveals new details about prisoner treatment at U.S.