The Great Divide

As the wars overseas wind down, tens of thousands of troops are saying goodbye to the military life they knew and connecting with family, employers, teachers and strangers who don’t understand their experience.
Stars and Stripes looks at how veterans are bridging the gap between their old military lives and their new civilian reality.


Shinseki’s style: Determined, quiet

Barack Obama’s first 100 days included three bold mandates for Eric Shinseki: end the benefits backlog, end veterans homelessness, and enable seamless sharing of medical records between the defense and veterans affairs departments. Today, 1,600 days into Obama’s presidency, none of those promises has been fulfilled.