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Iraq and Afghanistan: The physical and mental toll, by the numbers

The 2.6 million Americans who volunteered to fight on IED-laden battlefields in Iraq and Afghanistan have returned home with a panoply of problems borne out of their service…52 percent say their physical or mental health is worse than it was before the wars…41 percent report experiencing outbursts of anger, at least sometimes…51 percent know a service member who has attempted or committed suicide.