Today Daily DoGooder touches on 2 related issues: the brutality of war and the dangers of war reporting. Restrepo is a documentary that tells the arresting and thought provoking story of one platoon of U.S. Soldiers in Afghanistan’s Korengal Valley-considered one of the most dangerous posts in the U.S. military. As the filmmakers say, ” This is war, full stop. The conclusions are up to you.” Tim Hetherington, the co-producer and co-director of the film, was killed on April 20, 2011, while covering the conflict in Libya. We pay tribute to those who literally risk their lives to tell us the truth about conflicts around the globe and bring us stories such as this.
Over half of every U.S. tax dollar is spent on wars, the millitary and payment on debts for past wars and millitary spending.
In armed conflicts since 1945, 90% of the casualties have been civilians.
A leading cause of death in the U.S. millitary is suicide.
Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a severe anxiety disorder that develops after exposure to an event that results in psychological trauma. The highest incidence is in those who have been soldiers in war and those who have been raped. New studies suggest that veterans with PTSD have twice the risk for dementia than veterans without PTSD.