The deported veterans grappled with problems that hundreds of thousands of veterans face as they transition out of the military. They made bad decisions, abused alcohol or drugs; some joined criminal gangs. All of them acknowledge that their prison time was merited. They paid for their crimes. The question is whether their military service earned them a second chance.
Turkey’s Incirlik Air Base, which plays a key role in the U.S. air war against the Islamic State, could become a bargaining chip as Turkey seeks to pressure the U.S. to extradite a cleric accused of orchestrating a failed coup attempt.