Sen. John Walsh (D) Montana and Tom Tarantino from the IAVA on how the aftermath of war affects veterans.
Sen. John Walsh (D) Montana and Tom Tarantino from the IAVA on how a "system of failures" impacts veterans.
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.
Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii), a veteran and a member of the House Armed Services Committee discusses mental health and the military with Rep. Tim Murphy (R-Pennsylvania), a psychologist, who is sponsoring the Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act.
For Veterans Day: World War II veteran Bob Dole talks to Candy Crowley about how he honors those who've served, including greeting the honor flights of his fellow veterans at the World War II memorial nearly every weekend.
WWII vet and Fmr. Sen Bob Dole talks to Candy Crowley about how the nation is caring for its veterans.
In WWII Bob Dole almost died on an Italian hillside. He says "I came home... I didn't have a job... & then I got into politics."
WWII veteran and former Senator Bob Dole tells Candy Crowley that America is "obligated" to care for its veterans.
Watch the exclusive interview Sunday on State of the Union at 9am and 12pm ET.
A follow-up to our Serving those Who Serve special, with stories of U.S. military veterans and service members lost in the system.