Record Numbers of Female Vets Strain System
Women returning from the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan encounter a set of problems unique to female veterans and a system unequipped to deal with them. Four women tell their stories.
Government Slow to Respond to Epidemic of Sexual Assaults
At least one in five female veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan has screened positive for military sexual trauma, and those are only the cases that are reported. Many victims are slow to seek care and are dissatisfied with the care they receive when they do come forward.
Memory of Dead Soldier Haunts One Female Vet
Former U.S. Army medic Kelly Schramm is still struggling to cope with her experiences piecing together the mangled bodies of fellow soldiers during two tours in Iraq.