Few, if any, soldiers emerge from the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq unchanged. For many—indeed, probably for most—the negatives outweigh the positives. While the views of individual veterans may change with the passage of time—mellowing for some, hardening for others—the public should seek out those who served while the troops’ experience is fresh and while they still struggle with its meaning.
"Afghanistan and Iraq: The Soldiers' Experience,"
Journal of Military Experience: Vol. 3
, Article 9.
Available at: http://encompass.eku.edu/jme/vol3/iss2/9