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The present study examined smoking prevalence and the demographic, clinical and psychosocial characteristics associated with smoking among a sample of Veterans Affairs primary care patients with probable major depression.
The U.S. Navy and the shipbuilding industrial base on which it depends on are approaching a critical juncture. Unless the Navy and U.S. shipbuilders adopt an integrated set of broad management strategies the United States runs the risk of shortchanging its capabilities to design and produce naval warships for several generations.
The US Military Health System (MHS) faces challenges in delivering cost-effective, high-quality primary care while maintaining a provider workforce capable of meeting both peacetime and wartime needs.
The authors study the 30 insurgencies occurring between 1978 and 2008 using four methods crossing the qualitative/quantitative divide.
The PTSD Checklist–Civilian Version (PCL-C; Weathers, Litz, Herman, Huska, & Keane, 1993) is used for the identification of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
As the threat to forward-deployed U.S. forces grows, particularly in East Asia, the Pentagon has been pursuing a strategy known as Air-Sea Battle which could precipitate an arms race and make a crisis more likely to lead to hostilities.
The common policies of the EU countries have paid off. For the first time, there are euro and cent calculations to prove that the transferal of policies to the EU level, and their funding through the EU, actually saves national governments money.
Medicare beneficiaries with diabetes use 2 to 3 times more brand-name drugs than a comparable group within the VA, at substantial excess cost.
North Korea is now the most dangerous security challenge facing the United States. This article examines the troubled conditions and troubling conduct of the North Korean state, and describes missions US military forces could be asked to perform if conditions worsen.
The participation of East Asian militaries in international disaster relief is a relatively new phenomenon with many implications. These militaries are growing their proficiency in disaster relief operations by engaging in three observed types of aid: delivery, provision, and distribution.
Patient-facing kiosks are feasible in routine care and can provide data that can be used to substantially improve the quality of care.
The authors redesigned an electronic clinical reminder to improve identification and management of Veterans at high risk for falls, and piloted the reminder in 3 Veterans Health Administration community-based outpatient clinics.
Sleep disturbances and interpersonal problems are common in military veterans with PTSD and are associated with increased health care costs. Findings suggest that attachment anxiety and avoidance are linked with specific disruptions in sleep among these veterans.
The memory of a few spectacular failures has created the impression that nation-building seldom succeeds. Yet most such operations over the past 20 years have produced positive results.
When addressing the unmet mental health need of service members, we should consider their perceptions of treatment and patterns of utilization.
What do key historical trends suggest about the future of insurgency? Based on an examination of quantitative and qualitative data surrounding causes of insurgency, outside support, strategies, and tactics, this report makes several arguments about the future.
Understanding how terrorist groups innovate and adapt is key for anticipating future shifts in terrorist threats.
Use of peer specialists (PSs)—individuals with serious mental illness who use their experiences to help others with serious mental illness—is increasing.
In this paper, we use longitudinal individual-level administrative data from 1999 to 2008 and find that an additional month in deployment increases the divorce hazard of military families, with females being more affected.
This study reveals that it is challenging to compare the experience of different armed forces due to their unique context and in particular the variety in their ethnic minority integration policies.