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Consequences of War

  • Date Submitted: 12/22/2015 01:25 PM
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Consequences of War
Some could say that war doesn't have consequences, but I would say otherwise. War can take a toll not just on the solider who fought, but for that soliders family, animals, the Earth and even the country in which he/she fought for. Glenna, Dao, and S.M Enzler state some fierce facts on how there are consequences of war.
Tinney Glenna , wrote "The Consequences of War: A Veterans Story." During her article,   she explains how war effected her as the daughter of a solider and as a Navy social worker. As well as, how it affected her father. Tinney Glenna's father did two tours during the Korean War. She explains that after her father returned he was not the same. He suffered from PTSD, depression, and even became an alcholic. She states, "Some of these veterans are becoming involved with the criminal justice system for a range of crimes, including drug offenses, driving under the influence, domestic violence, sexual assault, murder, etc." Therefore, is an example that there are consequences of war.
The consequences of war do not just effect humans. War also effects animals. James Dao wrote, " Dogs of war, suffering like soliders." In this article Dao states from his research, "By some estimates, more than 5 percent of the approximately 650 military dogs deployed by U.S. combat forces are coming down with canine PTSD." "Of those, about half are likely to be retired from service, Burghardt said." He also stated, "The number of working dogs on active duty has risen to 2,700, from 1,800 in 2001, and the training school headquartered at Lackland has gotten busy, preparing about 500 dogs a year."   He goes on to say; "Like humans with the analogous disorder, different dogs show different symptoms. " "Some become hypervigilant, others avoid buildings/work areas that they had previously been comfortable in. " "Some undergo sharp changes in temperament, becoming unusually aggressive with their handlers, or clingy and timid." "Most crucially, many stop...


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