Tuesday, April 01, 2014

MILITARY - Veterans Would Join Again

As my bio states, I'm a Viet Nam Vet and I was proud to serve (22yr carrier) even though that war was very badly managed from the Whitehouse.  So I know what today's veterans are saying.  This is the world of the Professional Military.

"Majority of veterans say they would join military again, despite scars of war" PBS NewsHour 3/31/2014


GWEN IFILL (NewsHour):  Many of the 2.5 million veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars have served multiple deployments, survived injury that would have killed them in earlier conflicts, and now cope with unprecedented mental and physical challenges.

A new survey commissioned by The Washington Post and the Kaiser Family Foundation paints a conflicted picture; 51 percent of the veterans surveyed personally know someone who attempted or committed suicide; 55 percent said they sometimes or often feel disconnected from civilian life, yet 89 percent said they would choose to join the military again.

Rajiv Chandrasekaran of The Washington Post joins us with more details.  And we also hear from two veterans, Tom Tarantino, deputy policy director of Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, and Nathan Smith, chief operating officer of Hire Heroes USA.

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