NPR reporter Daniel Zwerdling (featured in this week’s EXPOSÉ: “An Inside Job”) also delved into a different type of institutional abuse, this time within the United States Army. In a moving report last December, Zwerdling told the story of soldiers who returned from Iraq and Afghanistan to Colorado’s Fort Carson with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and other mental health problems, including suicidal thoughts and drug abuse. But despite the Army’s professed commitment to taking care of veterans’ mental health, the soldiers said that they received harassment and hazing, not sympathy, when they confided in their commanders for help, even sometimes receiving dishonorable discharges from the military.

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