Disabled Veterans, Wounded Warriors, Call Them What You Will, Their Numbers are on the Rise

 

Uncle Sam PTSD

The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan may be winding down, but the long-term costs of caring for those wounded in battle is on path to rival the costs of the Vietnam War.

While Vietnam extracted a far higher death toll — 58,000 compared with 6,300 so far in the war on terror — the number of documented disabilities from recent veterans is approaching the size of that earlier conflict, according to a McClatchy Newspapers analysis of Department of Veterans Affairs data.

 

Read more: http://www.fresnobee.com/2011/12/11/2646193/the-cost-of-wars-a-pricey-legacy.html#ixzz1gJoNyIsW