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Decade of War Takes Major Physical, Mental Toll on US Troops, Families
Millions of Americans have served in the all-volunteer military since 9/11, with many repeatedly returning to the battlefield. Gwen Ifill reports on how this past decade of war has led to increased stress on America's troops and their families, and how today's uniformed warriors are coping with previously unimagined challenges.
From "Decade of War Takes Major Physical, Mental Toll on US Troops, Families," broadcast on The NewsHour, September 11, 2011. Courtesy of MacNeil Lehrer Productions. All rights reserved. www.pbs.org/newshour.