The war in Afghanistan has created mental health issues for thousands of American soldiers who have been forced to serve multiple tours and then come home to a VA establishment that’s not fully prepared to help them re-enter society nor deal with post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injury.  A recent report by the Inspector General says the VA is not meeting its own guidelines for veteran care, and that more than half of returning American veterans with mental health problems have to wait an average of 50 days for an evaluation.

Considering the consequences of this war for our men and women in uniform, what must it be like for the people of Afghanistan who have lived in the midst of this debacle for over a decade?