Doctors from the Department of Veterans Affairs say that the benefits of service dogs working with the physically disabled are well-documented. Now, VA and other veterans groups hope that a new study will support the theory that they are equally beneficial to those with mental scars.
At a time when coalition fatalities are at 10-year lows — NATO deaths fell for the fifth straight year in 2014 — the United Nations counted 3,188 Afghan civilians killed and 6,429 injured nationwide last year, a record high. And some suspect the count is much higher.
More than 20 years after American forces attacked Iraq during Operation Desert Storm in 1991, a memorial to those who served in the Persian Gulf War is progressing ever closer to fruition.