While the United States has withdrawn from Afghanistan and ended most military operations in Iraq, the effects of war and military operations on wounded, ill, and injured veterans can last a lifetime. On February 22, Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) and the Brookings Institution took a deeper look into the issues by discussing the findings of WWP’s 12th annual Warrior Survey. Moderated by Senior Fellow Michael O’Hanlon and joined by Special Assistant to the President for Veterans Affairs Terri Tanielian, the panel discussed veterans’ mental health, access to care, toxic exposures in the military, unique challenges for women veterans, veterans’ financial security, and more.
The Annual Warrior Survey report is the largest, most comprehensive survey of post-9/11 wounded veterans, representing more than 152,000 veterans registered with WWP. The survey tracks the mental, physical, and financial health of WWP veterans, and its findings help policymakers, veterans service organizations, and the health care community support the needs of wounded veterans across the country.
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In Partnership With
PanelistMichael E. O’Hanlon Director of Research - Foreign Policy, Director - Strobe Talbott Center for Security, Strategy, and Technology, Co-Director - Africa Security Initiative, Senior Fellow - Foreign Policy, Strobe Talbott Center for Security, Strategy, and Technology, Philip H. Knight Chair in Defense and StrategyMelanie Mousseau, Ph.D. Vice President, Program Operations and Partnerships - Wounded Warrior Project