Many War Vets Suffer From Health Problems That Are Not Combat-Related.

In a front-page article, the Washington Post (4/9, A1, Chandrasekaran) reports that “according to a poll conducted by The Washington Post and the Kaiser Family Foundation,” more than 56% of “the 2.6 million service members dispatched to…Iraq and Afghanistan since 2001…say their physical or mental health is worse than before they deployed.” But Chandrasekaran adds that “almost eight in 10 of those reporting health problems – about 1 million of them – say they were not seriously injured in combat.” Chandrasekaran also notes that “rates of health problems are significantly higher in those who deployed for three or more years.”

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— “The other wounds,”Rajiv Chandrasekaran, The Washington Post, April 8, 2014.

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