Thursday, January 31, 2008

Military service and health

As discussed by the New York Times, the New England Journal of Medicine published a research article on mild brain trauma among Iraq War veterans and psychiatric symptoms like PTSD.

A colleague of mine, Alair MacLean, studies combat exposure and life outcomes among veterans. The costs of military service are considerable, and I think it is an open question whether the government compensates veterans enough for having borne them.