In the US, social experiments are often carried out. And that’s one of them. Immediately it is worth noting that the term “veteran” in America has two meanings. In a narrow sense, it means the people who took part in the fighting. In broad – all, who ever served in the armed forces.
The line between these two meanings is gradually blurred so that current and former military personnel do not feel discriminated against.
To establish the exact number of veterans is difficult, however, the United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) put the figure at 21.8 million Among them – the 1.6 million veterans of the Second world war, 7.2 million participants in the war in Vietnam and 2.5 million visited the battlefields in Iraq and Afghanistan.