For Returning Vets, Winning The 'Moral victory' Just As Difficult
For a veteran returning home from Afghanistan or Iraq, the mental trauma of having killed someone can be just as devastating as physical injury. The U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs has called the problem "moral injury," but some vets think that phrase minimizes the horror of killing. Earlier this week, Marine Cpt. Timothy Kudo wrote in the Washington Post about grappling with moral injury, and he shares his experiences with Weekend Edition Sunday host Rachel Martin.