July 19-22, 2017
The United States has struggled with a variety of foes during its decade-plus of military involvement in the Middle East. The Taliban in Afghanistan, the now metastasized al Qaeda threat, and ISIL have all posed significant challenges to US policy, but top officials and lawmakers are turning their attention to a new problem: suicide rates among troops returning from the Middle East.
Kim Dozier reports on General Votel’s call for special operations troops to seek counseling. Read her story on the General’s personal experiences on the benefits of counseling in The Daily Beast here.