The drawdown of troops from Afghanistan is supposed to mark the beginning of the end of America’s ten-year war in the Gulf, but returning veterans will be fighting battles for years to come.
Unemployment rates in the US are high for non-veterans, but they’re even higher for veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan.
For thousands of soldiers, a new battle will begin: to adjust here at home. Not all will succeed, and the most vulnerable may end up on the street.
Operation Baghdad Pups is a special program that coordinates the reuniting of dogs ‘adopted’ by servicemen and women overseas, with those same owners once they have returned to the US.