By Kathy Platoni, PsyD, DAAPM, FAISCOL (RET), US Army, COL, Ohio Military Reserve/State Defense Forces
Editor, Combat Stress Magazine, Dayton SWAT, Member, Ohio Veterans Hall of Fame
*This is an article from the Fall 2021 issue of Combat Stress.
This is the most difficult and heartbreaking issue we have ever published. It is also the most timely and the most inflammatory…perhaps necessarily so. We have postponed the release of our fall 2021 issue in order to release what we believe to be the sounding of an alarm and the firing of a warning shot. For those who may be offended by the contents of this issue, that was never our intention. What must be kept in mind is that we mean to educate and to sound a distress signal regarding an extremely dangerous state of affairs, generated by the current administration, resulting in the most extraordinary debacle in US history. Please read on with an open mind. Please also know that we have assembled a panel of leading experts from the military and CIA sides of the house, all of whom are very much in the know about the substantiated facts surrounding the fall of Afghanistan and the terrifying consequences that may follow. Thank you for understanding the spirit underlying the material presented in our Fall of Afghanistan issue of Combat Stress.
We profusely thank our extraordinary team of experts, all of whom have served this nation for decades in one form or another with pride, valor, honor and integrity and who stepped up to the plate in rapid succession to assure that the facts and the realities we are facing as Americans are disseminated to our readers.
- Alexis Artwohl, PhD
- Charlie Bass, MS, PhD, MD, FAIS, LTC (Ret), US Army
- Alan Hopewell, PhD, MP, ABPP, MAJ (Ret), US Army
- Gary M. Jackson, PhD
- Merissa Lee Kelley
- Captain Thomas McMurtry, US Army Special Forces, Retired Officer, Sinclair Community College Police Department
- DJ Reyes, MA, JD, COL (Ret), US Army
Kathy Platoni, PsyD, DAAPM, FAIS
COL (Ret), US Army
COL, Ohio Military Reserve
Member, Ohio Veterans Hall of Fame