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“‘I risked my life, for what?’:”
Iraq War veterans on country’s slide into civil war


This report was filed by Bill Briggs, NBC News contributor and echoes the same question so many of our area’s military families are asking:

“As they watch Iraqs mounting body count and potential slide into civil war, some Iraq War veterans are more intensely questioning why they went, what it all meant, and whether the deaths of 4,486 U.S. troops on that foreign soil were worth the permanent cost.

Others are concerned about the impact that Iraqs summer unraveling may have on the morale of active-duty troops who once fought there and who now are trying to finish the equally grinding mission in Afghanistan.

And 10 years after the Iraq invasion, the deployment and re-deployments of 1.5 million Americans, the subsequent execution of ex-leader Saddam Hussein, the rise of new acronyms like IED and PTSD, and a jarring suicide epidemic, a portion of former Iraq War troops say the mental-health struggles faced by so many younger veterans may consequently deepen.”
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Posted by Steve on July 26, 2013 at 6:04 am | Permalink

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