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Detail from 1919 Red Cross poster, “Facing the Future: Uncle Sam offers training to every man disabled in the service.” Credit: Library of Congress.

Detail from 1919 Red Cross poster, “Facing the Future: Uncle Sam offers training to every man disabled in the service.” Credit: Library of Congress.

Veteran's Day Special Podcast:

 

...the technology of destruction has become so brutal, moving at such lightning speed that it has surpassed the human capacity to tolerate and endure without breakdown.

COMING HOME

A HISTORY OF WAR VETERANS [REBROADCAST]

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Post-traumatic stress disorder is getting worse with modern American war conditions...the nature of warfare itself changing from large, massive battles, where armies range against each other, struggle for a few hours or a few days, and then break off and have days, weeks, or even months to regroup, to talk about what happened, to try to heal some wounds, and to reposition themselves for their next battle. That used to characterize warfare up through World War II.

But these kinds of wars like Vietnam and Iraq, Afghanistan are very different kinds of wars where guerrilla fighting, urban street war, not knowing who the enemy is, not being able to differentiate enemy combatants from civilians, and civilians and the infrastructure becoming recognized and acceptable targets all contribute to massive confusion, pain, dislocation on the part of anybody serving..

...the technology of destruction has become so brutal, moving at such lightning speed that it has surpassed the human capacity to tolerate and endure without breakdown.

Then the nature of warfare itself changing from large, massive battles, where armies range against each other, struggle for a few hours or a few days, and then break off and have days, weeks, or even months to regroup, to talk about what happened, to try to heal some wounds, and to reposition themselves for their next battle. That used to characterize warfare up through World War II.

But these kinds of wars like Vietnam and Iraq, Afghanistan are very different kinds of wars where guerrilla fighting, urban street war, not knowing who the enemy is, not being able to differentiate enemy combatants from civilians, and civilians and the infrastructure becoming recognized and acceptable targets all contribute to massive confusion, pain, dislocation on the part of anybody serving...
— Edward Tick
  • "Good War" Veterans
  • Sons of Confederate Veterans
  • Women on the Home Front
  • Our Hearts Were Touched by Fire
  • PTSD by any other Name

Another superb VFH production for Veterans Day.  I hope you will find time to listen to the American History Guys talk about how this nation has treated her veterans through the ages.  
-Rick

 
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