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When life gets difficult, suicide can seem like the only way out. (U.S. Air Force photo illustration/Steven White)

Older Vets Committing Suicide at Alarming Rate

Veteran suicide numbers have gone up in recent years with much of the attention focused on veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan killing themselves. However, almost seven out of 10 veterans who have committed suicide were over the age of 50, according to a Department of Veterans Affairs study. Even as the agency collects data to better u... more


Army Officer Firings Blamed on Bad Evals, Not Race

Eight in 10 of the U.S. Army majors being dismissed from the service had poor evaluations or otherwise bad marks, a fact that some say played a far bigger role in the separations than race or ethnicity. The Army earlier this year convened an Officer Separation Board and an Enhanced Selective Early Retirement Board that reviewed the records ... more

Kurdish forces make their way to the front line to fight militants from the extremist Islamic State group at Mosul Dam, Aug 18, 2014. KHALID MOHAMMED/AP

Iraqi Forces Break Militant Siege of Shiite Town

Iraqi security forces and Shiite militiamen on Sunday broke a six-week siege imposed by the Islamic State extremist group on the northern Shiite Turkmen town of Amirli, following U.S. airstrikes against the Sunni militants' positions, officials said. Iraq Army spokesman Lt. Gen. Qassim al-Moussawi said the operation started at dawn Sunday and t... more

Machines at War 3

Machines at War 3 Review (PC)

Machines at War 3 isn't the most graphically impressive RTS to ever come along, but it packs a lot of gameplay into its retro stylings. I started playing Machines at War 3 by trying out the campaign, and this was a mistake. The first several missions of the campaign are a slog, and include the most painfully slow escort I can remember in a whil... more

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'Elite: Dangerous' Preview (PC)

Bells and Whistles From minute one, Elite: Dangerous is impressive. Developer Frontier is building an open-world universe with Elite, and that's not an exaggeration. A space flight simulator, Elite: Dangerous is an MMO played entirely from the cockpit of your spacecraft. Being a simulator, it's a game best played with a full flight stick setup... more

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