Returning from Iraq, Still Fighting Vietnam

Author
Sally Satel
Content Type
Policy Brief
Institution
American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research
Abstract
As soldiers return home from the conflict in Iraq, the press continues to link this war with the Vietnam War in tactical and diagnostic terms. Despite evidence that post-traumatic stress disorder may not have been as widespread as many mental health experts claimed, the debate surrounding this syndrome has been renewed with an eye toward helping soldiers from Iraq reintegrate into civilian society.
Topic
International Relations, Foreign Policy, Democratization, Economics
Political Geography
Iraq, Middle East, Vietnam