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Women have been smack-dab in the middle of three significant historical markers and media stories to have come out of the Iraq War era so far (as nearly 20 percent of deployed forces in the Middle East, they are a part of many more, of course). But, not only have they been right in the thick of things, each played a role in coming forward to set the record straight, provide important evidence, and share information they felt was hidden or not understood correctly by society.

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UPI delivers a thoughtful dose of reality and reflection in "Invisible Wounds," a documentary now available online in full.Hosted by Nick Clooney, Part 1 explores the rigors of combat through the reflections of those who have been sent to wage it through the years. Part 2 takes a look at the aftermath, including PTSD. And Part 3 discusses the road to recovery, and calls on society to help with the homecoming of its veterans.

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A Texas VAMC PTSD program coordinator advised staffers that Adjustment Disorder diagnoses should be handed out over that of PTSD. The reason given? Saving money.

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Hearing damage is the No. 1 disability in the war on terror, according to the Department of Veterans Affairs, and some experts say the true toll could take decades to become clear. Nearly 70,000 of the more than 1.3 million troops who have served in the t

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The Philadelphia Inquirer spent nearly a year reaching out to the Pennsylvania National Guard's Alpha Company following their return from Iraq. They lost six troops while overseas; the Inquirer spoke with almost all of the 131 who made it home alive. The

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From Sunday's Chicago Tribune Magazine: PTSD can make the bravest soldier, police officer or chaplain curl up and cry, explode with rage or drown in drink, remembering something they saw or did when only chance seemed to separate life and death.

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Tomorrow night on ABC News, 20/20 covers the issue of some of today's soldiers turning to drugs, as some had in the Vietnam, to ease the experience of war.

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A detailed piece from the Dayton Daily News: For two years Elizabeth Bowen watched her husband, Ryan, endure more than 40 surgeries, frequent nightmares and the devastating effects of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

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