In Army Of One, photo journalist Elisabeth Real tells the story of six American veterans whose lives have been irreversibly altered by the war in Iraq. All but one of the veterans have been officially diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). From 2006?13, Elisabeth Real photographed and interviewed these young men, trying to find out what they have been going through and how, in turn, the consequences of their combat experience have affected their families at home.
The war in Iraq officially began on March 19th, 2003 and lasted nearly nine years, until December 2011. 2.16 million U.S. troops were deployed in combat zones between 2001 and 2010. Roughly 4,500 US service people got killed. Many more troops have committed suicide while in action or upon their return back home. Rates of PTSD diagnosis increase significantly when troops are stationed in combat zones, with tours lasting more than a year, experience combat, or are injured. A single PTSD diagnosis could cost $1.5 million in disability compensation over a soldier's lifetime.
Number Of Pages: 376
Published: 15th March 2014
Publisher: Scheidegger und Spiess AG, Verlag
Country of Publication: CH
Dimensions (cm): 23.0 x 16.0 x 2.5
Weight (kg): 0.77