The Cause and Effect of the War on Terrorism
September 11, 2001 will forever be remembered. It will not be remembered just by Americans, but by the whole world.
When we sit and look back, it is amazing how a few people flying some commercial airliners could change the fate of The United States forever. While the attacks on the World Trade Center did weaken us for a brief moment in time, it strengthened us as the same time. As a member of the United States Army, I cannot phantom why anyone would want to attack us in that manner. Taking so many innocent lives that day what started as a simple suicide mission for a terrorist cell group has ten years later turned into much more.
We still have troops in Iraq, however they are there to train the Iraqi security forces and provide logistical support.
Everyone stops to say thank you to a soldier walking through the airport in uniform these days. However, does anyone stop to say thank you to the family that was just left behind. Everyone knows the cause of the war, but does one stop and look at the effect?
The mothers and fathers that have lost their sons and daughters? The families that have to say goodbye time and time again not knowing if this will be the last time. The soldiers that come home battered and broken mentally and physically. There are also many negative effects the war has had on the soldiers and their families. It is safe to assume that all soldiers are affected by their experiences in war even if they have not deployed.
For the soldiers that are now leaving the battle grounds. These soldiers are coming home to fight a whole new battle, their mental health.