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From War To Peace: Soldiers And PTSD

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Not all war wounds are as obvious as a missing limb, as we’ve learned from scores of veterans who suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder. 

On Tuesday's Up to Date, we talk with journalist David Finkel about what he’s seen while embedded with troops of the 2-16 Infantry Battalion in Iraq, and what he observed when they came home to Ft. Riley. We’ll discuss how these soldiers’ experiences reveal the larger problems troops are having readjusting to live outside of war zones and how they’re trying to cope.

Guest:

  • David Finkel is a staff writer at The Washington Post. He has covered the wars in Iraq and Kosovo. Finkel is the author of The Good Soliders and Thank You For Your Service. He has won the Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award and the Pulitzer Prize.
Steve Kraske is the host of KCUR's Up To Date. Follow him on Twitter @stevekraske.