When War Hits Home

Darwin, Jaine
February 2011
U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings;Feb2011, Vol. 137 Issue 2, p50
Conference Proceeding
The article reports on the flight of family members of the two million deployed U.S. National Guard and military reservists, who are left behind to cope up with invisible wounds of the wars. As the country approaches the tenth year of Operation Enduring Freedom and the ninth year of Operation Iraqi Freedom, the impact of the war is becoming a major focus. The relief they feel when their veteran returns home is short-lived, and for many, this is when the challenges begin.


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