What is happening to US military families? They are divorcing in higher numbers. There is an upswing in domestic violence. Infidelity is way up. Financial strains are increasing. Sexual addiction to pornography is also way up. The parents and children of military personnel are suffering right along with the spouses.1
Meanwhile, the military treats it's veterans as spent. They put them in hospitals that are falling down around their ears. They deny them help for Posttraumatic stress disorder, Persian Gulf Syndrome, Agent Orange, and other diseases. Suicide rates too are worsening.
1 Lizette Alvarez. "Long Iraq Tours Can Make Home a Trying Front." The New York Times. February 23, 2007. http://www.nytimes.com/2007/02/23/us/23military.html?em&ex=1172379600&en=3feb00d5cd0053ad&ei=5087. (last accessed: Friday, February 23, 2007). Return to text body.