The act of killing in combat is associated with heightened risks of PTSD and suicide. A scholar interviewed 30 veterans about their common experiences.
Avenues of Honour were planted to remind us of the sacrifice and suffering of our servicemen and women. But as the years wore on, many declined or disappeared.
Beautifully directed, powerfully acted, Peter Weir’s Gallipoli still captures the devastating emotional toll of war, 40 years after it first premiered.
In early Christianity, soldiers could be baptized only if they refused to kill other human beings. While this changed over the years, tensions linger over Christian goals.
Professor of Defence Mental Health, King’s College London
Doping is condemned in sports. But what about in the military? Should soldiers be allowed or even encouraged to take drugs that make them superior fighters and more likely to complete a mission?
Soldier amnesty plans pose grave challenges to human rights – and set the stage for a future showdown with the European Court of Human Rights.
In the UK, it’s possible to join the army as a soldier at the age of 16, with parental permission. Is it right?
A new study looks at obituaries of private military contractors killed at war. The majority are white men with significant military experience.
Simulating real-life disaster situations helps students develop physical and emotional resilience and leadership skills.
From the Swiss border to the English channel, a scholar describes his pilgrimage of the Western Front as a tribute to fallen soldiers and to learn more about the devastating loss of life.
More than 16 million people lost their lives in world war one. Over a century later, we are still asking – for what?
An analysis of obituaries for Islamic State and Australian soldiers shows some alarming similarities, not the least of which is the idea that their deaths should be given meaning by further conflict.
Men have come to dominate military combat but new evidence suggests this might be more an accident than an inevitability of evolution.
South African soldiers reported that environmental education and training programmes instilled environmentally friendly behaviour in them.
With many men ‘missing’ from the population in the aftermath of the 1918 flu, women stepped into public roles that hadn’t previously been open to them.
Soldiers can now be more than just the best to join the British Army.
The new series will bring several strong women into conflict with each other – just like the Wars of the Roses.
It’s time to challenge the misconceptions plaguing veterans.
A new study has found returned service people who underwent mindfulness-based therapies had a sharper short-term decline in PTSD symptoms than those undergoing other conventional therapies.