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The View from the Ground

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The View from the Ground
The View from the Ground: Iraq Veterans on the War and Returning HomeAmerica has been at war since 2001 and suffered more than 2,500 U.S. casualties, tens of thousands of soldiers have been wounded and hundreds of thousands have sought out help for mental health concerns; however, statistics and news reports rarely tell the story of what troops face when they return home. Thousands of vets still struggle through red tape, are denied their VA benefits and wait months for appointments while defense contractors reap huge profits. Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America members Zack Bazzi, Perry Jefferies, Abbie Pickett and Paul Rieckhoff discuss their experiences in Iraq, their return home and what netizens can do to help veterans. Video coverage by Link TV. With its position in the public eye, the IAVA group hopes the blogosphere can be a leader in correcting the imbalance. This is an opportunity for honest, productive conversation about the state of our military, the plight of our troops and veterans, and the future of our national security. -Paul Rieckhoffmoreless

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