PTSD is real. Our veterans today are asked to do more than in previous conflicts. The rules of engagemnt have changed. Days of kill them and let God sort them out will get you a trial for war crimes. A threat assessment must be performed on every target.
They are asked walk openly in the streets in hostile areas to draw fire. Forward operating locations are under contant attack. How would you like to firefight your way to the mess tent EVERY day?
IEDs are maiming our soldiers every day. The VA system is being overwelmed with multiple amputee and head trauma patients.
If you ever talk to anyone who has PTSD they have a problem “turning the switch off.” They have spent so much time in combat situations under extreme stress that they have switched to high alert mentally and can’t reverse it because they believe it will get them killed.
“How would you like to firefight your way to the mess tent EVERY day?”
What base is that exactly?