Stories by Robert Burns

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Six bases will lose 1,200 or more soldiers in Army plan

WASHINGTON - The Army said Thursday that six domestic bases will lose 1,200 or more soldiers as part of a cost-saving plan to reduce the active-duty force by 40,000 troops over the coming two years.
By Robert Burns

Tuesday, Aug 5, 2014

Afghan soldier kills US general, wounds 15 others

An American major general was shot to death Tuesday in one of the bloodiest insider attacks of the long Afghanistan war when a gunman wounded about 15.
By Robert Burns

Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2012

Top commander investigated in Petraeus scandal

The Pentagon says the top American commander in Afghanistan is under investigation for alleged "inappropriate communications" with the woman who is said to have received threatening emails from ...
By Robert Burns

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Suicides surging among US troops

WASHINGTON - Suicides are surging among America's troops, averaging nearly one a day this year - the fastest pace in the nation's decade of war.
By Robert Burns
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AU professor doing research on Gulf War health disparities
An Augusta University professor is being funded to do research on the health disparities of female veterans involved in the first Gulf War compared to their male counterparts.