Documentarian Sebastian Junger proposes a provocative idea for how we might help soldiers come to grips with what he calls “the central tragedy of war.”
Young veterans often have difficulty finding work when they return from war, leading to extreme financial hardship and, in some cases, homelessness.
In our “American Voices” series, Marcos Villatoro profiles a housekeeper whose son is now serving in Afghanistan. He says her job is like her son’s: they both clean up the mess left by others.
The emotional impact of combat on those serving in the military is well recognized. But what about the military families left behind? We profile three families to see the sacrifices military spouses and children make every day.
Need to Know attended a training session for educators on supporting children of National Guard and Reserve service members in Bridgewater, Mass. The session was run by the Military Child Education Coalition, a non-profit organization that supports military children.
Troops in Afghanistan and Iraq are battling a bacteria that’s resistant to antibiotics. While the military is confronting the problem, it may be a growing concern for civilian hospitals in the U.S.
In combat, eating is often the only good thing about a day. The menu might feature lamb curry, goulash, kimchi or Skittles, depending on which country you’re from (guess which serves Skittles!). VII photographer Ashley Gilbertson provides a culinary tour of military rations.
Even as the wars wind down in Iraq and Afghanistan the financial cost of taking care of veterans continues to mount and could reach a trillion dollars in coming decades