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Traumatic brain trauma 'signature wound' of Iraq War?

Key Iraq wound: Brain trauma.
>> Known as traumatic brain injury, or TBI, the wound is of the sort that many soldiers in previous wars never lived long enough to suffer. The explosions often cause brain damage similar to "shaken-baby syndrome," says Warren Lux, a neurologist at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington.

"You've got great body armor on, and you don't die," says Louis French, a neuropsychologist at Walter Reed. "But there's a whole other set of possible consequences."<<

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Had it ready; you beat me to it.

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Related info:
Best tactical wisdom is 'wound, don't kill.' Wounded enemy soldier ties up more of his people's resources; raises their 'cost of doing business.' Brain injury adds a new dimension. Ain't evolution grand?
Regards, Doug in New Mexico

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You'll also find many more survivors

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of serious wounds than in those from previous conflicts in that the docs are taken right to battle sites minimizing the number of fatalities caused by treatment delays. It will likely give a false impression that this war is worse than others when we see the severity of the damage coming home. But, most will not know that these wounds have always been there but far fewer survived. I suspect there will be debate over whether it's worthwhile to attempt to salvage some of these peoples lives.

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"many more survivors"

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No doubt, Steve.
Don't know Dave's purpose in posting; mine would have been to show black humor in attempting to 'improve' warfare. Body armor great if you need it; every good intention and mucho technology went into it; look at the unintended results.

And I was serious about 'wound, don't kill.' Ties up field corpsman, field hospital, evac aircraft, medical resources in Germany, immediate effect on morale of nearby soldiers, continuing effect on morale of family, filling hole in front line, recuperating stateside, protheses a/r, disability pay or retraining cost. Brain damage usually adds more time and money to the last three.

Here's my suggestion: Eliminate warfare. Any takers?
Regards, Doug in New Mexico

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Eliminate warfare

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But what about the defense industry?

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yea thats good

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elinate terrorists. and such and let the un do its job, oh wait they try they just dont have balls.

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Don't need the UN.

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"Jehovah is a manly person of war. Jehovah is his name. Pharaoh's chariots and his military forces he has cast into the sea, And the choice of his warriors have been sunk in the Red Sea." (Ex 15:3,4)
"and they go forth to the kings of the entire inhabited earth, to gather them together to the war of the great day of God the Almighty ... And they gathered them together to the place that is called in Hebrew Har-Magedon." (Re 16:14-16)
Regards, Doug in New Mexico

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(NT) (NT) fiction isnt whats needed

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(NT) (NT) Re: what about defense industry? - And preemption?

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Drat! The bible doesn't mention "preemption"

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I guess you've outfoxed God ...

...and will have to keep the status quo. Watch your back, and keep your powder dry. Happy
Regards, Doug in New Mexico

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No, but our President does.

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Funny how the "Christian Right" finds him such a sterling example of Christian values, eh, Doug?

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What I find funny, Dave...

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Dave, what I find funny is that you don't constantly make references to the strong religious beliefs of Jimmy Carter when discussing him. Why is that?

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BTW I'm out of touch on some things.

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Did that mean "preemptive strike" or some such? I was being literal in my little joke, but of course only one preemptive strike can occur under 'Article Dan.2.44' of Jehovah's constitution and future ones would be obviated by 'Article Ps.37.29.' Many of the 'Christian Right' forget that when playing their little chess games with global politics.

And if you mean counterattacking in Iraq when attacked by Saudi Arabians, that's just American Geographical Understanding at work. Happy (You should hear my 9th-graders!)
Regards, Doug somewhere in some country.

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We would have to be satisfied with this:

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"And they will actually sit, each one under his vine and under his fig tree, and there will be no one making [them] tremble; for the very mouth of Jehovah of armies has spoken [it]." (Mic 4:4)
"But the meek ones themselves will possess the earth, And they will indeed find their exquisite delight in the abundance of peace." (Ps 37:11)
"For Jehovah is a lover of justice, And he will not leave his loyal ones. To time indefinite they will certainly be guarded; But as for the offspring of the wicked ones, they will indeed be cut off. The righteous themselves will possess the earth, And they will reside forever upon it." (Ps 37:28-29)

Would that work for you?
Regards, Doug in New Mexico

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My own black humor

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The basic strategy of warfare is to remove the enemies ability or willingness to fight. We target their munitions and other weapons. The soldier is not the weapon so human loss is just so much collateral damage, I could suppose. To end war it would be necessary to eliminate all forms of weaponry...beginning with modern high-tech killing machines and moving right along until there were no more sticks and rocks either...just bare knuckles. Hopefully, that would take care of the "willingness" part.

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"To end war"

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it would be necessary to eliminate all forms of weaponry
"He is making wars to cease to the extremity of the earth. The bow he breaks apart and does cut the spear in pieces; The wagons he burns in the fire." (Ps 46:9)
"And he will certainly render judgment among the nations and set matters straight respecting many peoples. And they will have to. beat their swords into plowshares and their spears into pruning shears." (Isa 2:4)

Hopefully, that would take care of the "willingness" part.
"Nation will not lift up sword against nation, neither will they learn war anymore." (Isa 2:4)
"And many peoples will certainly go and say: "Come, YOU people, and let us go up to the mountain of Jehovah, to the house of the God of Jacob; and he will instruct us about his ways, and we will walk in his paths." (Isa 2:3)

"Because he has set a day in which he purposes to judge the inhabited earth in righteousness by a man whom he has appointed, and he has furnished a guarantee to all men in that he has resurrected him from the dead." (Ac 17:31)
Then Jesus said to him: "Return your sword to its place, for all those who take the sword will perish by the sword." (Mt 26:52)

Would that work?
Regards, Doug in New Mexico
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You said.". Would that work?"

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I'll say...
No doubt about it....Who's gonna get who to go first?

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The learning comes first.

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"neither will they learn war anymore" (Isa 2:4)
"let us go up to the mountain of Jehovah, to the house of the God of Jacob; and he will instruct us about his ways" (Isa 2:3)
Jesus, in turn, answered them and said: "What I teach is not mine, but belongs to him that sent me." (Joh 7:16)

Would that work for you.?
Regards, Doug in New Mexico

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(NT) (NT) And until "judgement day"?

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Until then we wait patiently

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for Ps 37:28, studying Jehovah's ways as above.
Therefore about six million of your fellow humans will not be combatants in whatever battles your fellow highly-evolved cook up. Therefore somewhat fewer civilian women will be raped, somewhat fewer villages will be razed, somewhat fewer parents will be bereaved, somewhat fewer disabling head wounds will occur ...
Not much, of course.

You're welcome to join us; no different from going to citizenship school to emigrate to a new country. Jehovah has territory, statutes, an army, subjects, government officials, privileges of citizenship, language, rules of the road, just like any national leader you know now. There is a time limit, though: Isa 55:6,7.
Good 'open house' opp coming up on 3/24, BTW.

It's easy to scoff, but if everyone. did that ...

A technical point: I understand your "judgement day" reference, but the actual end of war comes at Rev 14:14,16; the famous "Armageddon." Judgment Day is another thing.
Regards, Doug in New Mexico

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The best thing to emerge out of this war so far is the

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extraordinary response of battlefield doctors and the quickness of med-evac to advanced portable medical facilities set up for coalition troops. This is an enormous step forward and accounts for the surprisingly low death toll on the coalition side. I may be a critic but this is a success I happily celebrate.

If the same is true of the changes in the Middle East, Syria out of Lebanon, meaningful elections in a number of ME countries in the next 5 years, etc. I will happily send George Bush a personal apology.

Rob Boyter

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(NT) (NT) start writing

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(NT) (NT) <joke> Start writing or you'll what? </joke>

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