Editor’s Note: On Friday’s NewsHour: an eye-opening look at the fate of many veterans attempting to transition back into a tough job market. Today, there are over two million veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. And despite government … Continue reading
Women make up about 14 percent of the U.S. military and now serve in more combat situations than in past wars. As part of our NewsHour Connect series, Scott Shafer of KQED in San Francisco met with female veterans about the particular challenges women face after their military service and what support is available. Continue reading
In a collaborative report, we examine why some veterans with traumatic brain injuries are having trouble getting awarded the Purple Heart. Continue reading
The ‘Wounded Warrior’ art therapy program at Pikes Peak Behavioral Health Group helps soldiers at Fort Carson work through physical and psychological trauma after they return from combat. Their artwork is currently on display at the Fine Arts Center in Colorado Springs, CO. Continue reading
In other news Tuesday, the Food and Drug Administration may consider new regulations to cut sodium content in food products to help stem the growing health consequences. Also, a military group told Congress that school lunches are to blame for the obesity epidemic that is hurting eligibility for the armed services. Continue reading
The Academy Award-nominated film “The Hurt Locker” has been lauded for its portrayal of the war in Iraq, but some veterans say it paints an unfair picture of life on the ground for troops. Jeffrey Brown talks to a film critic and a veterans advocate. Continue reading
Tom Bearden reports on special courts that give veterans probation and treatment, especially for post-traumatic stress disorder, instead of prison sentences if they plead guilty to a crime. Continue reading
A dramatic performance project called “Theater of War” uses ancient Greek tragedies for a very special goal: To link ancient and modern warriors in an understanding of war’s pain and mental agony.