Trauma, used in this context, has a specific meaning.
It refers to situations that involve death, or the likely threat of death, or at the very least, intense violence.
Veterans are also subject to illnesses directly related to their military service such as posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
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For the ongoing war in Iraq, see Iraqi Civil War (2014–present).
For previous wars in Iraq, see Iraq War (disambiguation).* "injured, diseased, or other medical": required medical air transport. formally withdrew all combat troops from Iraq by December 2011.
Apparently, Democratic presidential candidate Senator Barack Obama, who serves on the Senate Veteran's Affairs Committee has asked for an investigation, and maybe we'll learn more as a result of that. Whatever else the above email indicates, it is certainly an internal communication that was never intended to be broadcast publicly, and it certainly looks bad.
Because people may be wondering what exactly goes into a diagnosis of PTSD, and what exactly Adjustment Disorder R/O PTSD might be, I thought I'd write on these subjects so as to provide some clarification.