In a follow-up to a heart-breaking case covered last week, Brooke welcomes the cousin and foster mother of Khalil Wimes to the show. Khalil was abused and neglected by his biological parents, a tortuous cycle that eventually ended in his death. But, as Alicia asks, why did the Department of Human Services overlook Khalil's dangerous situation, given the fact that they visited the home muliple times?
CNN's Suzanne Malveaux talks with General Russel Honore and talks about Afghanistan, fighting terror, and President Obama.
Each Sunday, CNN's Jacqui Jeras brings host Don Lemon her "Sunday Night Mysteries." This week: Hidden clues on a map may help us find an early American "Lost Colony"; something is mucking up Saturn's rings; and graphic artist Nick Kaloterakis' gorgeous renditions of what NASA believes just may be the future of flight.
Senior National Editor
One percent of Americans serve in the U.S. military. The families of that 1 percent face pressures similar to the rest of us and others that are different. Many in those families feel that the challenges they cope with and the sacrifices they make are neither understood nor appreciated by the 99 percent of the population not in uniform.
“Today’s military families have experienced a decade of war. There is a new generation of military children who have grown up in this “new normal,” while service members and their families have adapted new communication technologies like Skype and Facebook to adjust to the increased time spent apart. At their core, these same military families are central to mission readiness and for the first time ever have even been referred to in relation to national security, a reflection of their key role in sustaining a functioning military. Perhaps this is because there is a growing awareness that military families are directly affected by national security and defense polices to an extent much greater than non-military families.”
That’s one conclusion from a report released Wednesday by the military family group Blue Star Families. There is much to read in this survey, much that policymakers should take into account, including a troubling numbers about military personnel not getting treated for traumatic stress symptoms.
More than 4,200 families responded to the online survey in November 2011 by Blue Star Families. More than three-quarters answering the survey were affiliated with active duty personnel. Eight-five percent were female and 64 percent had minor-age children living at home. Two thirds were ages 25-44. Thirty-eight percent listed affiliation with the Army, 21 percent with the Navy, 15 percent with the Air Force, 11 percent with the Marines and the remainder split among National Guard, Reserves and Coast Guard.
Marine Conservationist Hardy Jones recently visited Peru and weighs in on the mass pelican and dolphin die-off in the area that's stumping experts.
Trombone and trumpet player Trombone Shorty is being called the Louis Armstrong of the future. He told Fredricka Whitfield face to face at the New Orleans Jazzfest his music has a special name.
CNN's Fredricka Whitfield sits goes face to face with Rev. Al Green at the New Orleans Jazzfest. Al Green says the President can sing, but he doesn't recommend he do it again.
Fredricka Whitfield talks to actor Ryan O'Neal about his new book on the death of actress Farrah Fawcett.