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April 17th, 2014
04:58 PM ET

22 veterans kill themselves every day

By CNN's Nefi Alarcon

More than half of the 2.6 million veterans from the Iraq and Afghanistan wars struggle with physical and mental health problems stemming from their service, a recent Washington Post & Kaiser Family Foundation poll found.

Whether it’s physical and mental health challenges, financial woes, or what some describe as the “daunting task” of re-assimilating to civilian life, the pressure can be overwhelming.


Filed under: John Walsh • Mental Health • Military • State of the Union • Tom Tarantino • Veterans
April 17th, 2014
04:57 PM ET

A soldier's battle at home

By CNN's Deena Zaru

When a soldier’s time on the front lines of combat is over, veterans like Marine Captain Jason Haag, face a lingering and painful internal battle defined by the trauma of war.

“When you come home you are haunted by flashbacks of having your friends killed, killing other people and probably the biggest thing for me is the paranoia of living step by step, second by second, never knowing when your last moment might be,” Haag says.


Filed under: Military • State of the Union • Veterans
May 19th, 2013
05:06 PM ET

Making a change in the military code

Who should be in charge of prosecuting military sexual assaults? White House Senior Adviser Dan Pfeiffer weighs in for his boss.

Filed under: Dan Pfeiffer • Military • Newsmakers • State of the Union • White House
May 12th, 2013
01:42 PM ET

Sexual assaults rising in the military

Congresswomen Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI)  and Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) discuss the growing number of sexual assault cases in the military and what can be done to fix the problem.

Filed under: Military • Newsmakers • State of the Union • Tammy Duckworth • Tulsi Gabbard
Serving Those Who Serve: A Memorial Day Report Card
May 24th, 2012
08:32 PM ET

Serving Those Who Serve: A Memorial Day Report Card

State of the Union's sneak peek at this week's Memorial Day special.

This Memorial Day weekend, a time to honor those who have given their life in service to their country, State of the Union explores how this country cares for its warriors lucky enough to come home alive.