Evolving Care During a Decade at War

Progress made in treating war injuries, but questions remain

Madeleine Lovette

During the decade since terrorists attacked the World Trade Centers in New York City and the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., more than 32,000 service members have been wounded in action as part of Operations Enduring Freedom (OEF) and Iraqi Freedom (OIF). Although Dec. 15, 2011, marked the end of the military mission in Iraq and current operations in Afghanistan are winding down, the medical mission to treat and rehabilitate those wounded continues.

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