The First Step: Get Them to Talk

I have worked with combat veterans for a while, mostly Marines and Navy Corpsmen with PTSD and related issues, and it occurs to me that there are two kinds of “messed up” they come home with. The first is PTSD (and, by the way, I don't believe there are PTSD experts: we're all still students of it) but the second kind comes from the ever-changing rules of engagement which have become progressively more complex as objectives became more political than military