By T. Christian Miller, Daniel Zwerdling
Soldier's center. wrestle fatigue. PTSD. TBI. Its indicators are a variety of, and nobody is a smoking gun. yet hundreds of thousands of infantrymen are agony the results, which come with nightmares, complications, reminiscence loss, and--in the case explored here--suicidal trends culminating in a 100-mile-per-hour, three-hour police chase and armed standoff. In early 2009, whereas stress-free at Camp Liberty open air of Baghdad, the soldier in query survived a rocket assault whereas enjoying the online game name of accountability four: smooth struggle, a aspect worthy its weight in threadbare irony, contemplating the repercussions. T. Christian Miller (ProPublica) and Daniel Zwerdling (NPR) body their tale in a well timed and thorough research of war's "invisible" wounds and the broader epidemic with which technology and the militia are suffering in the middle of conflict.
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