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Troops Return Home to New Battles


The backlog of benefit claims at the Department of Veterans Affairs has doubled, as returning U.S. troops face the prospect of postwar health issues and a transition to life outside the military.

Sources: U.S. Department of Defense, iCasualties.org, Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Bureau of Labor Statistics, American Legion; Photograph by Scott Olson/Getty Images
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Lindblad is an associate news editor for Bloomberg Businessweek.
Reardon is a contributing graphic designer for Bloomberg Businessweek.

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