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A U.S. soldier fired on his fellow troops at a counseling center at a base outside Baghdad, Iraq, on Monday, U.S. officials said, killing five people in the worst such attack of the six-year-old Iraq war.
The shooting occurred at 2 p.m. at a stress clinic at Camp Liberty, near Baghdad International Airport, two senior defense officials said. Though initial reports indicated the attacker was killed in the incident, the U.S. command in Baghdad said late Monday a suspect in the killings was in cus
Monday's attack marks the sixth incident in which a service member was killed by a fellow service member since the launch of Operation Iraqi Freedom, the March 2003 invasion of Iraq.
In March 2003, Capt. Christopher Seifert and Maj. Gregory Stone of the Army's 101st Airborne Division were killed in a grenade attack at Camp Pennsylvania, Kuwait, that wounded 14 other officers. Sgt. Hasan Akbar was convicted by a court-martial in 2005 and sentenced to death..
Sgt. Joseph Tackett was fatally shot in June 2005 by a fellow soldier in Baghdad. Lt. Willie Brown later pleaded guilty to a charge of negligent homicide and was sentenced to 30 months in prison, the independent Army Times reported.
The same month, Capt. Phillip Esposito and Lt. Louis Allen were killed in an explosion at a base in Tikrit, north of Baghdad. The military charged a sergeant in their company, Alberto Martinez, with murder in their deaths, but a military jury acquitted him in 2008.
Two U.S. sailors based in Bahrain, Seaman Anamarie Camacho and Seaman Genesia Gresham, were shot and killed by a third sailor who then shot himself in October 2007, the Navy said.
A 39-year-old soldier was charged with killing Staff Sgt. Darris Dawson and Sgt. Wesley Durbin in Tunnis, Iraq, in September.
I came back from Iraq and had PTSD. I sought help, and I was put into a rocking chair and listened to the sounds of a waterfall for half an hour and was released to go about my business, cured
Simulations are showing promising results at treating a variety of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorders. The virtual world immerses the patient in a dynamic simulation where he can confront his most fearful memories. Based on a therapeutic approach called graded exposure, the VR system enables therapist to customize the intensity of the experience on-the-fly to match the needs of the individual patient. VR Therapy is being used with a growing range of PTSD including cases of domestic violence, civilian survivors of terrorist attacks and intense battlefield stress in war veterans.
Originally posted by jd140
Don't make excuses for a killer.
Lets see what happens and see if he was actually a paitent for the center before you start cying PTSD.
Originally posted by TerribleTeam2
From the article - "Neither the suspect nor any of the victims had been identified, but a defense official with access to the latest reports on the incident told CNN that the suspect had been a patient at the treatment center."
So there we go, current reports are that the suspect had been a patient. Now if he had been discharged from the Center, does this then make the Councillor's/Center Staff then liable??????????