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What to watch on TV on Veterans’ Day

By Paula Broadwell Best Defense TV reviewer If you do only one thing on Nov. 11th, watch HBO’s Wartorn 1861-2010. It is tonight at 9 pm. Wartorn is a documentary exploring combat and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) through much of U.S. military history. This provocative exploration of PTSD and its devastating effects on those who have served ...

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By Paula Broadwell
Best Defense TV reviewer

If you do only one thing on Nov. 11th, watch HBO’s Wartorn 1861-2010.

It is tonight at 9 pm.

Wartorn is a documentary exploring combat and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) through much of U.S. military history. This provocative exploration of PTSD and its devastating effects on those who have served our country and their families is really moving. We hear often, in this blog and other places, how disconnected the American populace is from our current wars. This film will hopefully play a part in changing that. The special preview that HBO conducted for the Pentagon leadership this past Friday is already generating media attention. 

Here’s the trailer.

Thomas E. Ricks covered the U.S. military from 1991 to 2008 for the Wall Street Journal and then the Washington Post. He can be reached at ricksblogcomment@gmail.com. @tomricks1

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