Episode 5: A Fitter Force
A new generation of military veterans who fought in the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq confronts new challenges. News reports emphasize the trauma and loss associated with military service. But Kayla Williams, who served in Iraq and is now an advocate on veterans issues, explodes these myths and misconceptions as she shares both her personal experiences and professional expertise with war and its aftermath.
Kayla Williams was enlisted as an Arabic linguist in a Military Intelligence company of the 101st Airborne Division. She is the author of Love My Rifle More Than You, a memoir about her deployment to Iraq, and Plenty of Time When We Get Home, about her family's journey from war trauma to healing. She is the director of the Military, Veterans, and Society Program at the Center for New American Security (CNAS).