In an effort to reduce the use addictive prescription drugs, namely painkillers, the Department of Veterans Affairs dramatically cut back the dosage of certain medications, following a string of policy changes between 2009 and 2012. The problem? There was no tapering off, just a hard stop, and for veterans who had been taking addictive, albeit prescribed medication, the sudden change had tragic results.
In a two-part series by the Star Tribune, journalist Mark Brunswick and photographer Brian Peterson tell the story of Minnesota veterans struggling to cope with pain and addiction after being taken off their medication.
The Coast Guard is officially shit outta luck for a paycheck thanks to the government shutdown, which means that zero coasties have been paid to create some of the amazing memes being shared as a way to vent their frustration.
Vice President Mike Pence repeated President Donald Trump's claim that "ISIS has been defeated" in Syria on Wednesday just hours after several U.S. service members were killed by an ISIS suicide bomber in Manbij, Syria.
Soldiers, family and community gathered in Morehead City to render honors and witness the transfer and memorial of U.S. Army Sgt James Slape Nov. 9-11, 2018. Slape will hold a temporary resting place in Morehead City before ultimately moving to Arlington Cemetery. Slape supported Operations Resolute Support and Freedom Sentinel in Afghanistan. (U.S. Army National Guard Photo by Staff Sgt Leticia Samuels, North Carolina National Guard)
An ISIS suicide bomber killed four Americans in Manbij, Syria, on Wednesday.