USA Forget to ours war veterans?
Celebrated when they are far away, forgotten when they return home: many of the US soldiers who fought in Afghanistan and Iraq feel little supported and even rejected when they return.
On any given night, the number of war veterans who lack a place to live can amount to 60,000 in the United States. And the situation has not changed much in the last three years, although it is said that efforts to solve this problem begin to show effects. Eric Shinseki, secretary of the Administration for Veterans Affairs, has been praised for demanding and obtaining more resources to finance the homeless program, despite the wave of cuts that plague the North American country.
However, veterans and their relatives demand that more effective measures be implemented to guarantee a dignified life for those who made possible the US military missions in Afghanistan (in force since 2001) and in Iraq (2003-2011). Many soldiers run out of money quickly because the conditions in which they return from the war prevent them from obtaining employment. Those who do not bring physical consequences with themselves are afflicted by depressions and other psychic syndromes, such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
And those who return full, physically and mentally, quickly realize that the period they spent at the front does not compensate for the time they stayed away from the classroom. The resume of Ryan Charles, for example, has not helped him get a job either in security companies or in less demanding firms: after finishing his secondary education, Charles flew directly to Iraq and then fight in Afghanistan. And he did not go back to school. In 2011, the unemployment rate among veterans aged 18 to 24 was 29.1 percent