How Atrocities Haunt Our Soldiers

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In this web extra from Bill’s conversation with journalist Nick Turse, Bill asks whether witnessing or committing atrocities during war has an effect on veterans’ mental health when they return home. Turse says the anecdotal evidence points to it, but there aren’t enough good studies about it to say for sure. He then shares the story of one soldier who, years later, was haunted by the memory of actions he took during war — actions he could never imagine taking today.

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