Wash Post Discussion on Effects of War on Iraq, Afghanistan Veterans

Join The Washington Post Wednesday night for Behind the Headlines: Exploring the Effects of War on Iraq, Afghanistan Veterans.

According to a nationwide poll conducted by The Washington Post and Kaiser Family Foundation, “More than half of the 2.6 million Americans dispatched to Iraq and Afghanistan struggle with physical or mental health problems, feel disconnected from civilian life and believe the government is failing to meet the needs of this generation’s veterans.”

Participants include Todd Bowers, vice president, JPMorgan Chase; Mollyann Brodie, senior vice president, Public Opinion Research, Kaiser Family Foundation; WaPo’s Rajiv Chandrasekaran, senior correspondent and associate editor, David Finkel, national enterprise editor, and Greg Jaffe, national enterprise reporter; and Dr. Caitlin Thompson, deputy director for suicide prevention, US Dept. of Veterans Affairs.

The event takes place Wednesday May 21, at 6:30 pm at The Washington Post headquarters (1150 15th St. NW). It is free and open to the public. RSVP to to behindtheheadlines@washpost.com.