FROM Michael de Yoanna
Army Discharging Soldiers Who Have "Adjustment Disorder" The US Army doesn't know how many veterans have been discharged for "adjustment disorder." One example is Frank Constabile. After serving with the Army in Afghanistan, Private First Class Constabile was discharged with "adjustment disorder." At first, he didn't know what that meant — but he's learned that it's drastically limiting the benefits he's receiving. Is it time for an independent truth commission to assess their conditions and decide if they're really entitled to more benefits than they're receiving? Frank Costabile, a former Fort Carson Army private first class Photo courtesy of Michael de Yoanna/Colorado Public Radio
Trump plays scolder-in-chief with NATO allies At the opening of NATO’s dramatic new headquarters in Brussels today, President Trump acknowledged that Article 5 — promising that “an attack on one nation is an attack on all” -- has only been invoked one time: in the aftermath of September 11. But the President failed to provide what 27 other Alliance members have been waiting for: a re-commitment by America’s new leader to Article 5. Instead, they got a scolding.
Will the Senate write a healthcare bill in secret? While Democrats and Republicans argue White House relations with Russia, another question is being decided behind closed doors: who gets help buying health insurance and who doesn't? We hear how the pros and cons are being shrouded in secrecy.
Is the threat from Russia missing from the Russia meddling probe? There's much being made about the Trump administration's possible ties with Russia. But the bottom line is Russia's effort to influence American democracy. Do the President and his aides care enough to take action before voters go back to the polls?
The longest US war: Will Trump send more troops to Afghanistan? The Trump White House is divided over the Pentagon's request for more troops in Afghanistan—where the US has been fighting for the past 16 years. Is there a formula -- either for "victory" or a political settlement? Is there an end in sight for America's longest war?