Apparently, spending time in a combat zone doesn't have the greatest affect on your memory-or your mental stability. According to a FOIA request submitted by Radar (flashy journalisty move there, kids), New Republic storyteller Scott Beauchamp went AWOL before writing his columns, now retracted by the magazine. We love how the inherent and obvious vulnerabilities of each of these stories was thoroughly vetted before made public. It's just so fuzzy-making when publishers go the extra mile to avoid turning people with fucked up (but oh-so compelling and moving!)stories into sacrificial lambs. Isn't it?