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How Can We Stop the Epidemic of Killing Women and Children By Returning Soldiers

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How Can We Stop the Epidemic of Killing Women and Children By Returning Soldiers | War on Iraq | AlterNet

Men sent to Iraq or Afghanistan for two, three, or four tours of duty return to wives who find them “changed” and children they barely know. Tens of thousands return to inadequate, underfunded veterans’ services with appalling physical injuries, crippling post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and suck-it-up sergeants who hold to the belief that no good soldier seeks help. That, by the way, is a mighty convenient belief for the Departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs, which have been notoriously slow to offer [or pay for] much of that help….

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Author: Bill

Stumbling down the Middle Path, one day at a time.

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