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Wednesday
Oct052011

Nearly All Vets Proud of Their Service, but One in Three Believes Wars Were Not Worth It

Jupiterimages/Comstock(WASHINGTON) -- A new poll from the Pew Research Center out Wednesday finds that one in three U.S. veterans believes that the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan were not worth fighting, weighing the costs and benefits.

Also from Pew Research, 96% of these veterans feel proud of their military service, yet more than four in ten of them report that they have had difficulties readjusting to civilian life at home. Similarly, 37% of these veterans say that they have suffered from post-traumatic stress, though not necessarily formally diagnosed.

More than 700 veterans who served after the September 11th attacks were surveyed as a part of this poll.

The full report includes additional statistics detailing the characterization of post-9/11 veterans, pre- 9/11 veterans, and the general public’s relation with the military.

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