Al’s Morning Meeting for 5/14 had a good bit to say about the effects of war on the soldiers, their families and the folks back home.
He links us to an investigative piece from WTVF in Nashville about the recruitment by the military of many soldiers with troubled pasts.
Then he points us to a USA Today report stating that troop deployments are connected to an increase in child abuse, involving the spouse left behind.
Brett Lieberman wrote about the strain that returning Pennsylvania Guardsmen are feeling in a 5/13/07 Patriot-News story.
Lieberman writes that many returnees sleep with guns under their pillows and others become dangerous drivers on the road, “who speed and experience road rage”.