Blood on the Home Front

A series of murders by Afghan war vets raises the question: Is this post-traumatic stress from the war?

It would be nice to blame Osama bin Laden. But the recent murders of several women, allegedly by Army husbands who returned from the war in Afghanistan not long ago, confound any quick explanation. In all, four soldiers at the same base, Fort Bragg, near Fayetteville, N.C., are accused of killing their wives during the past seven weeks. The odd clustering of the murders, along with the recent Afghanistan service of three of the suspects, has some people wondering if there's a common thread--perhaps even the first signs of post-traumatic stress in this war.

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