Repeat Iraq Tours Raise Risk of PTSD, Army Finds
U.S. soldiers serving repeated Iraq deployments are 50 percent more likely than those with one tour to suffer from acute combat stress, raising their risk of post-traumatic stress disorder, according to the Army's first survey exploring how today's multiple war-zone rotations affect soldiers' mental... Read the entire article at the Washington Post.
Data Suggests Vast Costs Loom in Disability Claims
Nearly one in five soldiers leaving the military after serving in Iraq and Afghanistan has been at least partly disabled as a result of service, according to documents of the Department of Veterans Affairs obtained by a Washington research group... Read the entire article at the New York Times.
The battle of Iraq's wounded: The U.S. is poorly equipped to care for the tens of thousands of soldiers injured in Iraq
The New Year brought with it the 3,000th American death in Iraq. But what's equally alarming — and far less well known — is that for every fatality in Iraq, there are 16 injuries. That's an unprecedented casualty level. In the Vietnam and Korean wars, by contrast, there were fewer than three people wounded for each fatality. In World Wars I and II, there were less than two... Read the entire article at the Los Angeles Times.