Kimberly Dozier, CBS News
There’s a war inside the military over how to treat a not-so-new enemy: post traumatic stress disorder.
“I’ve never had a guy in my unit develop PTSD,” one senior general from Iraq told me. “It’s nonsense.”
“You’re only scratching the surface,” of cases from this war, another senior general told me. “Keep looking.”
Simply put, PTSD is what happens when you put a combatant in the pressure cooker of Iraq or Afghanistan, and tell him or her, “No matter what you see or feel, tough it out. Lock it down. Keep it to yourself.” After multiple tours living on high boil, with no relief valve, some US troops are breaking. Make that, thousands.