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America's Newest Veterans and Fort Hood

According to a recent survey by The Washington Post, more than half the of the 2.6 million veterans who served in Afghanistan and Iraq are now struggling with issues related to their physical and mental health. The gunman who opened fire at a military base in Texas last week was among those veterans of the Iraq war who later dealt with behavioral and mental health issues. Post reporter Rajiv Chandrasekaran joins Kojo to explore the marks these wars have left on the generation of veterans who fought them.

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