By CNN's Nefi Alarcon Follow @NefiAlarcon
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.
By CNN's Deena Zaru Follow @DeenaZeinaCNN
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.
Who should be in charge of prosecuting military sexual assaults? White House Senior Adviser Dan Pfeiffer weighs in for his boss.
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.