Combat means death for some soldiers. For others it's wounds, not just to the body but to the mind as well. On this Memorial Day, we hear about the nature of wars most Americans don't think about very much and what life is like for soldiers who get to come home. Also, support wanes for the War in Afghanistan, and the US intelligence establishment is ready to spend big money on a "metaphor machine" to convert language into underlying truths about different cultures."
Banner image: Iraq war veteran Bradley Hammond (R) kisses his wife Dani Hammond in Denver, Colorado. Hammond struggles with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder after his experiences in Iraq, where he was nearly killed several times and once was involved with the accidental shooting of an Iraqi family by US troops. Photo: Chris Hondros/Getty Images