In honor of Memorial Day, we're rebroadcasting a conversation between Marc and Woody Curry from last October. It was shortly after President Obama announced that the US was withdrawing its soldiers from Iraq, and the conversation ranged from the problems facing veterans on their return home, to the culture of the military, to the place of war in our society.
We discuss the tragic civilian massacre of March 11th, in which at least 16 Afghan civilians, including women and children, were killed. US Army staff sergeant Robert Bales is suspected of carrying out the killing spree. Three military veterans and one journalist join us this hour.
The past decade has seen great change throughout the Arab world, and the United States has played a large role throughout. From 9/11, to the wars in Aghanistan and Iraq, to the political upheaval in the Middle East and beyond over the past year, we'll take a look at this recent history and where it leaves us today, four days after the last US troops left Iraq.
Followinig President Obama's announcement that the US will withdraw its soldiers from Iraq by the end of the year, we look at issues that face veterans, including substance abuse and mental health problems stemming from the trauma of war, as they return home. Our guest is Woody Curry, Vietnam veteran and Clinical and Associate Executive Director of the Baltimore Station.