Record 45% Of Iraq & Afghanistan Vets Have Filed For Disability


According to a new report from the Associated Press,

a record 45% of the 1.6 million veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan

are seeking compensation for service-related injuries.

Diosabled Iraq War veteran via Wikimedia Commons

This is more than double the rate for Gulf War veterans. For all the publicity given to “Gulf War syndrome,”

only an estimated 21% of the veterans of that conflict have filed disability claims.


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