Coming Home: A History of War Veterans

VeteranThis is from an excellent radio program called Backstory: With the American History Guys, produced by 3QD friend Tony Field:

Between the election and the economy, news about the war in Iraq has become scanty-at-best. And what little coverage there is tends to focus on developments overseas. In this Veterans’ Day special, the History Guys look at what happens when vets return home. Sons of Confederate Veterans spokesman Frank Earnest makes a case for separating the politics of war from our remembrance of its veterans. Historian Rebecca Jo Plant discusses the changing expectations for veterans’ wives and mothers. And psychologist Ed Tick talks about PTSD and how psychological trauma was seen in a pre-psychological age.

More here.  [Thanks to Asad Raza.]