A pioneer online program run by Virginia's Wounded Warrior Program gives families a chance to practice potentially delicate scenarios when their loved ones in the armed services return home, including responses to potential PTSD.
Syria accepted a U.N. peace plan but violence persisted in the country as President Assad visited Homs; the U.S. suspended food aid to North Korea over Pyongyang's plan to launch a long-range missile; and the Pope ended his historic trip to Cuba with a call for greater freedom there. Nancy Youssef of McClatchy Newspapers, Mark Mardell of the BBC and Indira Lakshmanan of Bloomberg News.
A large funeral procession for an Army National Guardsman slain in Afghanistan traveled from Baltimore to Arlington National Cemetery this morning. Maj. Robert J. Marchanti, who was killed by the Taliban last month, was laid to rest today.
After the deadly rampage against Afghan villagers, President Hamid Karzai called for U.S. and NATO troops to be confined to major bases. The latest on the American soldier accused in the attack and how an accelerated pull-back of combat troops could affect U.S. strategy.
With the end of the war in Iraq, thousands of soldiers have returned home, and many of them are going to college. Two writing professors in Virginia have taken on a special project to help veterans transition from the service to the classroom.
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