My answer to Why do so many veterans end up homeless?
Answer by Ken Larson:
Transition back to civilian life is difficult for many veterans. In addition the nature of world conflicts today in which they serve and the volunteer nature of their service has distanced them and their issues from mainstream America.
Expectations and Reality are Far Apart on Both Sides of the Employment Spectrum
WAR WEARY – DISINTERESTED AMERICA & ITS SOLDIERS
As a country, America has been at war nonstop for the past 13 years. As a public, it has not. A total of about 2.5 million Americans, roughly three-quarters of 1 percent, served in Iraq or Afghanistan at any point in the post-9/11 years, many of them more than once.
War was much closer to home when the draft existed and military participation ran higher during WW II and the Vietnam Conflict.