Laura Flanders Roundtable on Treatment of War Vets

Veterans Day is this week, and the shootings at Fort Hood this week brought to the forefront many questions about soldiers and military personnel: how are soldiers surviving the wars, and readjusting to life at home? What are we doing to help them, and is it enough?  With the war in Iraq supposedly winding down and the war in Afghanistan ratcheting up, it’s time to take a serious look at some of these questions, and try to understand the role that the military plays in all of our lives.

We discuss these questions and more with Anuradha K. Bhagwati, executive director of the Service Women’s Action Network, Dr. Anna Burton, psychiatrist with The Soldiers Project, Dahr Jamail, independent journalist and author of The Will to Resist: Soldiers Who Refuse to Fight in Iraq and Afghanistan, and Nadia McCaffrey, Gold Star mother and founder of the Patrick McCaffrey Foundation.