Ideas In Action with Jim Glassman
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Guests: Colonel David Sutherland, Special Assistant to the Joint Chiefs of Staff; Paula Domenici, Head of Training Programs at the Center for Deployment Psychology at the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences; Rajiv Srinivasan, Spokesman for Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America. With the Iraq war ending and operations winding down in Afghanistan, over 2.3 million troops will be coming home to make the transition to civilian life. While many have sustained visible wounds from combat, others will carry invisible psychological scars. What should Americans understand about this new generation of veterans and how can we help their transition to civilian life?