I am not surprised by this major New York Times expose on returning military veterans from America’s operations in Afghanistan and Iraq.
The writers — Deborah Sontag and Lizette Alvarez — have found that returning vets have killed (or have been charged with killing) 121 persons in the U.S.
This reminds me of a discussion I had with a very senior Saudi defense attache in a European country. I asked him what he most feared regarding America’s engagements in Iraq and Afghanistan. He told me that he feared things stabilizing and general peace being achieved because then Saudi Mujahideen would return home.
— Steve Clemons