It’s no secret that transitioning back to civilian life after military service can be a huge challenge for many veterans. Across the country, they routinely encounter obstacles, both personal and institutional, after returning home from battle.
The soldier known as the Shooter describes the intense operation leading up to Osama bin Laden's final moments, but also shares another, darker side of the veteran experience: the challenges combat veterans face, even ones with millions of dollars in training and top security clearance, as they re-enter civilian life after returning home from war.
The majority of Afghan women prisoners have committed no other crime than being in love with the wrong man – or running away from abusive husbands who were selected by their fathers. CIR goes inside Afghan prisons to provide a rare glimpse of a shocking aspect of Afghan society little known to the outside world.
This week on The I Files, we're highlighting girls' education in Afghanistan and Pakistan, child sacrifice in Uganda, civil war in Syria, New York's stop-and-frisk policy, and the upcoming U.S. presidential election.