Battleland

Hurt. Twice.

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-- Pew Research Center

Only one in three military veterans wounded in Afghanistan and Iraq wars says he or she is getting the help they believe they need from the federal government. That’s the grim bottom line in a new report out Tuesday from the Pew Research Center:

Veterans badly hurt in the post-9/11 era also are more likely than other veterans, regardless of era or whether they were injured, to say the government has not given them all the help it should. These recent veterans also are far more critical than older veterans of the Veterans Administration and the quality of medical care that injured soldiers have received from military hospitals in the United States.

You have to wonder if their views will mellow – or grow more harsh – with age. And you have to wonder what kind of nation leaves its war wounded feeling this way…

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