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United States Department of Defense

June 27, 2016
Statement from Secretary Carter on Fallujah
 I congratulate Prime Minister Haider Al-Abadi and the Iraqi people for their progress in freeing the city of Fallujah from the grip of ISIL. The United States military and our coalition partners are proud to have supported the Iraqi Security Forces under the prime minister’s command in this important operation, which is another milestone in our
June 24, 2016
Readout from Secretary Carter's Call with UK State Secretary for Defense Michael Fallon
Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook provided the following readout: Secretary of Defense Ash Carter spoke today by telephone with his counterpart from the United Kingdom, State Secretary for Defense Michael Fallon. Secretary Carter emphasized that the United States and the United Kingdom will always enjoy a special relationship, one reflected in

United States Department of Veterans Affairs

June 21, 2016
Butterflies Symbolize Hope for Paralyzed Veterans

In early May about 30 patients and staff gathered on the front patio of the Milwaukee Veteran Affairs Spinal Cord Injury building to witness a special ceremony: the release of hundreds of butterflies. Read the full story

Image of a Monarch butterfly on a flower
June 14, 2016
PTSD Help with Cognitive Processing Therapy

After 17 months in Iraq he came home and felt he was drifting through life. After he was diagnosed with PTSD, he entered a VA treatment program called Cognitive Processing Therapy. It worked for him. Read the full story

Male Veteran walking down a rural road surrounded by trees