In past wars, taxes were increased to cover some of the extra spending. That's not the case for the war in Iraq and Afghanistan, and the costs are adding up fast.
An Army veteran and professor of rhetoric explores poetry written by veterans about a divisive holiday born of the Civil War.
The US government has long shown a hiring preference for veterans. But because of the demographics of the US military, this has limited the federal workforce's diversity.
Mental health trauma has always been a part of war. Treatments have come a long way over the last century, but we still don't understand why the responses change for different people and times.
All eyes are on ex-forces veterans come Remembrance Day. We may see heroes – but no one asks them whether they want to fit that mould.
A physician who has spent 25 years working within VA hospitals reflects on what it has meant to him to serve those who have served our country.
We need to know how many people have PTSD to figure out what policies can reduce the burden.
Talking therapy for people with post-traumatic stress disorder is one suggestion. A new study finds that surfing may be beneficial too.
If past wars are a guide, the toll of disability will continue to rise for many decades to come.
Asking 'Have you served in the military?' may seem like a minor issue, but it's actually much more important than you might think. And it's a question that few doctors make a point of asking.
The creation of veterans' courts could be part of a fundamental shift to a criminal justice system that genuinely tackles the causes of crime.