Dovrefjell National Park is popular with Norwegian trekkers, but most foreign tourists don’t make it here, and with its seemingly endless trails, you can go hours without bumping into any living thing that doesn’t have hooves and a bad temper.
Business isn’t what it used to be for Afghanistan’s only female warlord. Disarmament, death threats and dwindling foreign contracts have led to this: Commander Kaftar, the once-swaggering, gunslinging militia leader, visiting Kabul to scratch for government contracts and imploring a reporter to help her and her sons get visas to the United States.
Thousands gathered in the capital for a mega-concert in honor of Veterans Day, with servicemembers and performers sharing the same message: The spirit of the Concert for Valor must endure long after the music fades away.
The common thread of many of the weapons systems and tactical changes brought about by the Vietnam war was the need to adapt to unconventional warfare. The lessons learned from WWII and the planning for a massive conventional war with the Soviet Union fell flat in the jungles of Southeast Asia.
The secretary of Veterans Affairs fired another shot in the battle over the continued employment of senior officials at the center of a national scandal, saying he cannot dismiss them while criminal investigations are ongoing.
Overworked staff, inefficient hiring practices and inadequate technology continue to play havoc with patient scheduling at VA health centers, according to a new report — findings very similar to those in a 2008 study that the VA never acted on.
On the surface it looks like any summer camp. But beneath the carefree atmosphere, the children at the Good Grief Camp have one thing in common – a close relative who served in the military and committed suicide.
Sitting and sobbing outside the hotel room where her Marine husband had just hanged himself, Kim Ruocco said she was horrified to find that nearly everyone who responded to the scene somehow managed to make her feel worse. That experience in 2005 started Ruocco on what has become a full-time mission to help fellow survivors cope, heal and thrive.
Employees of the beleaguered Phoenix VA health care system say many of the problems that led to a nationwide scandal still plague the system five months after revelations of patients dying on secret wait lists, falsified data and a toxic culture.
Heath Druzin has been a reporter for nearly nine years, covering crime,
politics, and the military at newspapers in California, Louisiana, and Idaho
before working for more than two years in Iraq and Afghanistan for Stars and
Stripes. He recently returned to Stripes as a downrange reporter.
Utrecht, Netherlands makes a good bet for lovers of indie music Thursday through Sunday, Nov. 20-23, as the festival known as Le Guess Who? hosts both established bands and up-and-coming acts in 15 venues.