The War Comes Home: Washington's Battle against America's Veterans / Edition 1

The War Comes Home: Washington's Battle against America's Veterans / Edition 1

by Aaron Glantz
     
 

The War Comes Home is the first book to systematically document the U.S. government's neglect of soldiers returning from Iraq and Afghanistan. Aaron Glantz, who reported extensively from Iraq during the first three years of this war and has been reporting on the plight of veterans ever since, levels a devastating indictment against the Bush administration for its bald… See more details below

Overview

The War Comes Home is the first book to systematically document the U.S. government's neglect of soldiers returning from Iraq and Afghanistan. Aaron Glantz, who reported extensively from Iraq during the first three years of this war and has been reporting on the plight of veterans ever since, levels a devastating indictment against the Bush administration for its bald neglect of soldiers and its disingenuous reneging on their benefits. Glantz interviewed more than one hundred recent war veterans, and here he intersperses their haunting first-person accounts with investigations into specific concerns, such as the scandal at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center. This timely book does more than provide us with a personal connection to those whose service has cost them so dearly. It compels us to confront how America treats its veterans and to consider what kind of nation deifies its soldiers and then casts them off as damaged goods.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520266049
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
03/01/2010
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
1,308,364
Product dimensions:
5.36(w) x 7.96(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author

Aaron Glantz, an independent journalist whose work has appeared in The Nation and The Progressive and on Democracy Now!, is the author of How America Lost Iraq.

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Table of Contents

List of Resource Boxes

Preface: Returning Home from Iraq

Pt. I Coming Home

1 A Soldier Comes Home 3

2 Trying to Adjust 16

3 A Different Kind of Casualty 28

Pt. II Fighting the Pentagon

4 The Scandal at Walter Reed 49

5 Coming Together 61

6 Education 69

7 Drugs, Crime, and Losing Your Benefits 86

8 Losing Your Benefits - Personality Disorder 95

Pt. III Fighting the VA

9 Meet the Bureaucracy 105

10 Didn't Prepare to Treat the Wounded 118

11 More Bureaucracy 129

Pt. IV The Downward Spiral Drugs, Crime, Homelessness, and Suicide

12 Crime 143

13 Homeless on the Streets of America 156

14 Suicide 167

15 Suicide after the War 176

Pt. V Fighting Back

16 A History of Neglect 193

17 Winning the Battle at Home 208

Postscript: The War Inside 218

A Note on Sources 227

Notes 229

Index 247

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