Rick Rogers – Military Headline News
Despite huge budget cuts, the Department of Veterans Affairs still looks to get paid.
The White House is reportedly proposing a 4 percent increase for the VA next year and $2.5 billion to reduce a claims backlog that stands at 900,000.
The so-called Golden Hour in which to treat badly wounded troops might soon be the Golden Two Hours.
The drug Adenocaine might be the next wonder drug on the battlefield. An Australian scientist and Navy researchers believe the drug might keep hearts beating longer.
Count on the Taliban to disrupt Afghanistan long after U.S. troops leave that country in 2014.
Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Martin Dempsey said the Afghan army could likely keep the country from becoming a jihadist state.
But as for ridding the country of the Taliban, the top U.S. general opined that there would always be places where government forces fear to tread.
Rick Rogers is a defense reporter based in San Diego.