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Here’s the most worrisome sign in a soldier coming home from combat

While Tom Ricks is away from his blog, he has selected a few of his favorite posts to re-run. We will be posting a few every day until he returns. This originally ran on May 27, 2010. I had a couple of flights yesterday so I caught up on my reading of military magazines — ...

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While Tom Ricks is away from his blog, he has selected a few of his favorite posts to re-run. We will be posting a few every day until he returns. This originally ran on May 27, 2010.

While Tom Ricks is away from his blog, he has selected a few of his favorite posts to re-run. We will be posting a few every day until he returns. This originally ran on May 27, 2010.

I had a couple of flights yesterday so I caught up on my reading of military magazines — Proceedings, Marine Corps Gazette, Air Force, and Army. Brig. Gen. Loree Sutton, the Army’s highest-ranking psychiatrist, tells her service’s magazine what sort of homecoming soldier worries her most:

As a psychiatrist, I must say that an individual who comes back from 12 to 15 months, moreover a series of repeat tours over the last nine years, and says, ‘It hasn’t affected me at all’ — that’s the person I’m most concerned about.

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. Twitter: @tomricks1

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