President Bush said Tuesday he believes last year's surge of 30,000 U.S. troops to Iraq -- which has been attributed with helping reduce the violence in some parts of Baghdad -- is working. Military policy experts debate the effectiveness of…
By PBS NewsHour
As many as one in six soldiers who serve in Iraq and Afghanistan suffer from a concussion or other head injury during their service, and many of them report long-term health effects, such as irritability, headaches, and memory and balance…
Elizabeth Brackett reports on a controversial program that has some of Chicago's public schools following the model of military academies, and the debate over whether it is an effective way to boost student performance in tough urban neighborhoods.
By Admin, PBS NewsHour
Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf stepped down as army chief Wednesday -- a day before he will be sworn in as a civilian president -- in response to mounting opposition to his dual leadership role.
Margaret Warner reports from Pakistan on the threat posed by local radical groups, the Aamy's role in the response, and reactions from Pakistanis.
Soldiers fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan often face daily attacks and are under constant alert. Two counselors who work with traumatized soldiers talk about their coping mechanisms.
Washington's Fort Lewis, the nation's third-largest Army post, has endured numerous losses from the Iraq war, many from Stryker brigades that patrol Baghdad. NewsHour correspondent Lee Hochberg reports on how the base is coping with the deaths.
Defense Secretary Robert Gates announced Wednesday that the military has formed a committee to oversee improvements to the Walter Reed Army Medical Center. The co-chairman of the independent review group, Togo West, details the responsibilities of the new committee.
A House committee heard testimony Tuesday from the family of fallen Army Ranger Pat Tillman, as well as former Army Private Jessica Lynch. The witnesses suggested the Army glorified their stories to try to bolster war support.
A Chicago boy contracted a life-threatening case of the vaccinia virus -- a virus similar to smallpox -- after his father, a soldier, received the smallpox vaccine. The NewsHour reports on doctors' and the military's efforts to prevent and treat…
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