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NEW YORK - At least 121 Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans have committed a killing or been charged in one in the United States after returning from combat, The New York Times reported Sunday.
The newspaper said it also logged 349 homicides involving all active-duty military personnel and new veterans in the six years since military action began in Afghanistan, and later Iraq. That represents an 89-percent increase over the previous six-year period, the newspaper said.
Originally posted by palehorse23
This is truly very sad indeed. My question is can we blame them for continuing their war ways when they come home? They are forced into the killing fields and then expected to just come home and be like they were before? War leaves a long lasting impression on one's mind. I would gather that it is very difficult to leave these sort of images on the battlefield.