What Trump Doesn't Know That Any Commander in Chief Should

Military families go to war vicariously with their service member and the grief and moral injury are the hidden casualties of war. Any future commander in chief should know this.

Not Just About the Psychologists

What are the moral effects of torture and depersonalization? A discussion with a psychiatrist and retired Army brigadier general.

After War

The concept of "moral injuries" associated with combat experience is an affliction of growing interest to both military and healthcare communities.

Don’t Just Tell Me "Thank You"

A young vet came forward, turned to a civilian he hadn’t met before, and said: “Don’t just tell me ‘Thank you for your service.’ First say, ‘Please.’” He didn’t explain further. But the resentment expressed was unmistakable. You couldn’t be a civilian in that room and not feel the sting.

The Deepest War Wound May Be the Anguish of Moral Injury

That the military code—never abandon a buddy, bring all your troops home, don't put innocents at risk—is impossible to meet doesn't always register deep down. The result may be shame, and all too often suicidal shame.

A Meditation on How Moral Injuries Heal

Many soldiers don't easily volunteer the word "guilt." They'll instead choose "fault" and "responsibility."