Who was Bryan James Budd?

Introduction Bryan James Budd, VC (16 July 1977 to 20 August 2006) was a British Army soldier and a Northern Irish recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that can be awarded to British and Commonwealth forces. Budd was a corporal in the 3rd Battalion, Parachute… Read More

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What is Mujahideen Victory Day (Afghanistan)?

Introduction Mujahideen Victory Day is a political holiday observed in all parts of Afghanistan, falling on the 28 April each year. It commemorates the day when Mujahideen rebel forces overthrew the Communist regime in 1992. It is celebrated mostly by former Mujahideen in Afghanistan. Some Afghans are against celebrating the day because it marks the… Read More

What was the Siege of the British Residency in Kabul (1879)?

Introduction The Siege of the British Residency in Kabul was a military engagement of the Second Anglo-Afghan War (1878-1880). The British resident, Sir Louis Cavagnari and his escort were massacred after an 8-hour siege by mutinous Afghan troops inside their Residency in Kabul. This event triggered the second phase of the war, during which an… Read More

What was the 2011 NATO Attack in Pakistan?

Introduction The 2011 NATO attack in Pakistan (also known as the Salala incident, Salala attack or 26/11 attacks) was a border skirmish that occurred when US-led NATO forces engaged Pakistani security forces at two Pakistani military checkposts along the Afghanistan-Pakistan border on Saturday, 26 November 2011, with both sides later claiming that the other had… Read More

Associated Impacts & Help Seeking among Military Mental Health Personnel

Research Paper Title Military Mental Health Personnel Deployment Survey: A Secondary Analysis. Background Military mental health personnel (MMHP) have increasingly engaged in deployment-related roles in closer proximity to combat environments. Although studies examining deployment-related outcomes among military health care personnel have found combat exposure (CE) positively related to psychological problems, no studies of MMHP have… Read More

Caring for Paediatric Trauma Patients during US Military Operations in Iraq & Afghanistan

Research Paper Title Paediatric Trauma Patient Intensive Care Resource Utilisation in US Military Operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. Background Children represent a unique patient population treated by military personnel during wartime, as seen in the recent conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. The researchers sought to describe ICU resource utilisation by US military personnel treating paediatric… Read More

Do Cognitive Impairments Associated with TBI Influence Performance requiring Working Memory & Basic Neural Processing?

Research Paper Title The Effect of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) on Cognitive Performance in a Sample of Active Duty U.S. Military Service Members. Background Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is considered a signature injury from the fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan. Since the year 2000, over 370,000 U.S. active duty service members have been diagnosed with… Read More