Entries by David Laiderman

Hedge Fund Billionaire Spends Millions on Mental Health Clinics for Veterans

Hedge Fund Billionaire Spends Millions on Mental Health Clinics for Veterans Contributed by Debbie Gregory Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinics treat veterans and their families for a variety of mental health issues, including post-traumatic stress, depression, anxiety, adjustment issues, anger and other concerns. The founder, hedge fund billionaire Steven Cohen, now plans to expand […]

Manes and Reins: A Gold Star Sister’s Journey to Healing

Manes and Reins:  A Gold Star Sister’s Journey to Healing By guest contributor Renee Nickell I had heard the term PTSD as it related to war heroes, but I did not know much about its impacts on civilians. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder is a mental affliction that can cause one to be hyper-vigilant, aggressive, easily angered, […]

AI May Enhance Tradecraft, Prevent Geopolitical Surprises

AI May Enhance Tradecraft, Prevent Geopolitical Surprises Says Military’s Top Spy Contributed by Debbie Gregory Army Lt. Gen. Robert Ashley Jr., the Pentagon’s “top spy,” hopes advances in artificial intelligence (AI) can get a jump on global conflicts when they ignite overnight. “My core mission is to make sure that the secretary of defense is […]

Navy Researchers Making Progress on a Vaccine for Malaria

Navy Researchers Making Progress on a Vaccine for Malaria Contributed by Debbie Gregory Navy medical researchers are making progress on a vaccine for malaria, the number one disease that affects deployed troops. In August, Capt. Judith Epstein, clinical director of the Naval Medical Research Center (NMRC) Malaria Department, presented findings on the malaria candidate vaccine, […]

Army Evaluates Drone Retrieval Device that Operates from a Moving Vehicle

  Army Evaluates Drone Retrieval Device that Operates from a Moving Vehicle Contributed Debbie Gregory The Army is looking to integrate more robot technologies, from 3-armed super-soldiers to tiny drones that support squad-level surveillance. Recently, a new drone-retrieval system was introduced that could make it easier for Army units to collect their drones after a mission. […]

New Mission at the VA is Service

New Mission at the VA is Service Contributed by Debbie Gregory There is a new plan in the works to make customer service at the Veterans Administration (VA) priority one. VA Secretary Robert Wilkie said that he has the commitment of Defense Secretary Jim Mattis to work together on developing a new electronic “patient-centered health […]