Obama, Shinseki Cite Post-traumatic Stress as Priority
By Donna Miles
American Forces Press Service
WASHINGTON, Aug. 5, 2009 – Citing the direct correlation between military deployments and post-traumatic stress disorder, President Barack Obama said he’s hopeful that increasing the size of the force will help to reduce incidents of stress.
President Barack Obama and Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric K. Shinseki discuss Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits and health care reform with military journalists at a White House briefing, Aug. 4, 2009. White House photo