Armed Forces: The Living Room War

As the U.S. military shrinks, family violence is on the rise. Can the Pentagon do more to prevent it?

Jeromy Willis, an Air Force enlisted man and ex-Army marksman, had been trained to kill the enemy. But when the cold war ended and his base faced closure and his career began looking less secure and his marriage came under strain, the enemy started looking a lot like his wife Marie. First he tried to kill her with a flaming propane torch. Weeks later he tried to strangle her. She fled to her mother's home in Rhode Island, and the Air Force confined Jeromy to his base in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. But when Marie returned there to press charges against...

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