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Publications – Keeping faith with our veterans

The AOL Defense website has published another piece of mine on the human side of this war, entitled “The Next 10 Years: Keeping faith with our veterans“:

Americans are understandably weary of our nation’s longest war. But even when the last troops come home from Afghanistan – which they won’t for at least three years – their battles won’t be over, and they’ll still need our support. Just as there are almost three million World War II veterans still alive today, we will be dealing with veterans of Afghanistan and Iraq well into the 2080s….

(For the full story, click the words above.)

Quoted in the article are two participants from my oral history interviews: one anonymous to protect their family’s privacy and Matthew Wiese, US Air Force (whose story is told in detail here). There are also some words from Medal of Honor recipient Leroy Petry, US Army Rangers.

If you want to go into more depth, I’d recommend reading two past articles of mine on military families and post-traumatic stress disorder, as well as other stories on the human cost of the past ten years of war.

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