CIVILIAN COURT-MARTIAL DEFENSE LAWYER NEWS:
Although the Global War on Terror is not over, the draw down of military forces in Iraq and Afghanistan continues, and there are so many military members returning to the States with combat related physical and mental health problems. Here is a Washington Post story entitled "After the Wars: A Legacy of Pain and Pride" by Rajiv Chandrasekaran:
It has been so long since 9/11 that Veterans' combat issues are far from the forefront of the American consciousness - except for the families, friends, and supporters of those injured in combat. Please keep them all in your thoughts and prayers, and do what you can to lend your support.
There are many organizations that are providing opportunities to give financial and service support to injured military members and their families. Here are some:
We are also seeing military justice actions arising from the impact of combat on the psyches of veterans, including self-medication with illegal drugs and domestic conflicts. Here is a 2009 post of mine regarding the need for more Veterans Courts around the country.
So much is asked of military members and their families, please don't allow the critical importance of aftercare to fade with the passage of time.
Civilian criminal defense lawyer and military defense lawyer
Military Defense Law Offices of Richard V. Stevens, P.C.