Tag Archives: OIF

Answering the Calls of Veterans in Crisis (podcast)

Many servicemembers returning from Afghanistan, Iraq, and other deployments have struggled with mental health issues, including post-traumatic stress disorder, depression, and substance abuse. The Department of Veterans affairs established the 24-hour Veterans Crisis Line in July 2007 to help veterans … Continue reading

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Examining a Potential New Treatment for Wounded Warriors

In today’s military, the wounds of war often lurk beneath the surface. Traumatic brain injury and post-traumatic stress disorder are increasingly common among servicemembers returning from Iraq and Afghanistan. And the road to recovery can be a long one. Rest … Continue reading

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Podcast on Women in Combat

Since September 2001, more than 300,000 women have served in the U.S. military in Iraq and Afghanistan. Two years ago, the Department of Defense rescinded previous bans on women in direct combat roles and began studying how to implement this … Continue reading

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Contractors in Iraq & Afghanistan

At the peak of combat operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, the number of military contractors sometimes met or exceeded the number of U.S. military personnel in service. Since then, contracted support in these areas has decreased, but contractors continue to … Continue reading

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Fighting Fraud, Waste, and Abuse on the War Front

As the United States engages in conflicts overseas, GAO has worked for decades to identify ways to improve military operations and safeguard taxpayer dollars. While some of our work is done in our GAO offices, we have also sent analysts … Continue reading

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