New Study Shows True Cost of Taliban Takeover for Vets

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A new study from Onlinetherapy.com has now shown part of the shockingly high cost veterans have paid due to the effects of their time serving in the Afghan war.

The study has shown that 9 out of 10 veterans surveyed reported exacerbated mental health symptoms since the Taliban takeover, which was enabled by Joe Biden’s decision to withdraw from Afghanistan.

Some other key findings (per Onlinetherapy.com):

A new study from Onlinetherapy.com has now shown part of the shockingly high cost veterans have paid due to the effects of their time serving in the Afghan war.

The study has shown that 9 out of 10 veterans surveyed reported exacerbated mental health symptoms since the Taliban takeover, which was enabled by Joe Biden’s decision to withdraw from Afghanistan.

Some other key findings (per Onlinetherapy.com):

Per Onlinetherapy.com

[READ THE ENTIRE STUDY AT ONLINETHERAPY.COM]

Many have also experienced a major increase in suicidal thoughts:

2/3 of vets experiencing new or worsening suicidal thoughts

According to researchers, more than 30,000 veterans of the Global War on Terror (which includes the War in Afghanistan and the Iraq War that lasted from 2003 to 2011) have died by suicide.

Now, the fall of Afghanistan is triggering new or worsening thoughts of suicide in 64% of veterans coping with mental illness. Thirty-two percent are experiencing new thoughts of suicide, while another 32% indicate their suicidal thoughts have grown worse in the past few weeks.

An additional 58 percent have turned to drugs and alcohol to cope with the trauma.

[READ THE ENTIRE STUDY AT ONLINETHERAPY.COM]

Furthermore, more vets were forced to seek professional help during and after the Taliban takeover:

Per Onlinetherapy.com

Men have also been more adversely affected than women:

Per Onlinetherapy.com

It appears that Joe Biden’s decisions to hastily retreat from Afghanistan has endangered much more than just America’s interests aboard.

[READ THE ENTIRE STUDY AT ONLINETHERAPY.COM]

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Paul Crespo is the Managing Editor of American Defense News. A defense and national security expert, he served as a Marine Corps officer and as a military attaché with the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) at US embassies worldwide. Paul holds degrees from Georgetown, London, and Cambridge Universities. He is also CEO of SPECTRE Global Risk, a security advisory firm, and President of the Center for American Defense Studies, a national security think tank.

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Rex Steele
Rex Steele
12 days ago

Joe Biden should be tried for treason as well as the sec of def.

Ranee Decker
Ranee Decker
12 days ago

PLEASE know that you can PM me or contact me by email: rdwolfrunner@gmail.com.
I will listen and not judge for as long or as many times as you need. I will not do anything that forces you into a hospital though I will try to help you see a bit of light on the other side of the darkness. I care. I deeply respect your sacrifice. I will be there for you.

COL AMEDD AUS RET
COL AMEDD AUS RET
9 days ago

Add woke Milley to the pile as well. He violated UCMJ and his oath of office and is likely not in compliance with AR600-9 also.

Tony Winters
Tony Winters
9 days ago

The Men and Women who serve in all branches of our Military deserve our thanks, our honor, our respect and our undying gratitude for their service and their sacrifices as do their wives, husbands, mothers, fathers, sisters and brothers. They put their lives on the line so that we can be free to be just as stupid as we want to be. Disrespecting our Flag, the National Anthem or the Pledge of Allegiance may not be a crime but come on my property and take down MY Flag and I promise it will be the last stupid thing you ever do. God Bless America, our Men and Women in Uniform, our Police, Fire Fighters and EMTs. If we ever needed God’s blessing it is now.

Jawad
Jawad
8 days ago

Good and brave men will undertake any perilous mission for a good cause, knowing that their life, suffering and death have a meaning. Take away that meaning with a sardonic, contemptuous sneer, show them that their blood sacrifice was in vain, and see what you get. You destroy a man’s will to survive.


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