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U.S. Soldier in Germany Question′s Obama′s Commitment to Peace

(04.06.2009) Berlin, June 4, 2009. What will President Barack Obama tell the wounded U.S. soldiers when he visits them in Landstuhl Regional Medical Center (LRMC) in Germany on June 5th? André Shepherd, 32, a U.S. soldier seeking asylum in Germany knows what he hopes Obama will tell them: "If Obama is serious about being the peace president, he will tell the soldiers that he will end the ’overseas contingency operations,’ including the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and do so immediately."

Iraq Veterans Against the War convenes Winter Soldier Europe before NATO summit

Testimony are available online

(16.03.2009) Freiburg, Germany – About 150 people heard testimony from nine American, British, and German veterans in Freiburg, Germany, on Saturday about the military members’ experiences in Iraq, Afghanistan and Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Testimony are available online.

USA: One in five soldiers returning from Afghanistan and Iraq suffer from PTSD

Statement at Winter Soldier Hearing Europe (Rose Kazma)

(14.03.2009) Active duty soldiers are unlikely to be diagnosed with PTSD. In fact they are more likely to be punished for their symptoms than they are to receive the treatment they need. Self-cutting , anger outbursts, and alcohol abuse, among others are symptoms conveniently labeled misconduct by the military resulting in disciplinary action. In other cases soldiers are given diagnoses such as personality disorder indicating that the symptoms come from a pre-existing condition and are not attributable to combat experience. Those who do receive a diagnosis of PTSD are heavily medicated and returned to active duty.

Winter Soldier 2009

Testifier Biographies

(10.03.2009) Testifier Biographies: Chris Arendt, Zack Baddorf, Chris Capps-Schubert, Dave Cortelyou, Eddie Falcon, Lee Kamara, Rose Kazma, Christian Neumann, André Shepherd and Martin Webster.