Costs of war: Silent suffering

International Relations and Security Network (ISN) (Zurick)
by Shaun Waterman

12/09/08

The last time the US embarked on a major war in the Middle East, in 1990, the legacy included a generation of veterans who were victims of Gulf War Syndrome, and who had to wage a long fight against bureaucracy to get their disease officially acknowledged.Now some fear the latest US war there is also leaving a generation of veterans sick in ways they will have to fight to get recognized and treated for. …. there are fears that a new generation of veterans will face similar official indifference to a new generation of disabling conditions resulting from the unique conditions of their own conflict.In the case of these veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, the “invisible wounds” are Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and other stress-related conditions...

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Informant: Thomas L. Knapp



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