Haunting ‘Before, During & After’ Photos of War Veterans
While the emotional repercussions of war aren’t easy to measure, these before, during and after photos of soldiers who have seen combat tell a pretty unsettling story.
RON PAUL’S TEXAS STRAIGHT TALK – Last year more US troops died by suicide than died in combat in Afghanistan. More than 20 percent of military personnel deployed to combat will develop post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Some 32 percent of US soldiers reported depression after deployments. More than 20 percent of active-duty military are on potentially dangerous psychotropic drugs; many are on multiple types. Violent crime among active duty military members increased 31 percent between 2006-2011.