What was the Mission Accomplished Speech (2003)?

Introduction The Mission Accomplished speech (named for a banner displayed above the speaker) was a televised address by United States President George W. Bush on the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln on 01 May 2003. Although Bush stated at the time “Our mission continues” and “We have difficult work to do in Iraq,” he also… Read More

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Who was Ross A. McGinnis?

Introduction Ross Andrew McGinnis (14 June 1987 to 04 December 2006) was a United States Army soldier who was posthumously awarded the United States’ highest decoration for bravery, the Medal of Honour, for his actions during the Iraq War. While serving as the gunner in a HMMWV, his convoy was attacked and a hand grenade… Read More

Who was Jason Dunham?

Introduction Jason Lee Dunham (10 November 1981 to 22 April 2004) was a corporal in the United States Marine Corps who was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honour for his actions while serving with 3rd Battalion 7th Marines during the Iraq War. While on a patrol in Husaybah, his unit was attacked and he deliberately… 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

Understanding the Needs of Veterans Seeking Support for Mental Health Difficulties

Research Paper Title Understanding the needs of veterans seeking support for mental health difficulties. Background Since the late 1990s, studies have been conducted in the UK to monitor the health and well-being of military personnel. The bulk of this work has been conducted by researchers at King’s College London, first after the 1991 Gulf War… Read More