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Postwar care bills soaring
Sacramento Bee

The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan may be winding down, but the long-term costs of caring for those wounded in battle are on path to rival the costs of the Vietnam War. While Vietnam extracted a far higher death toll – 58,000 compared with 6,300 so far in the war on terror – the number of documented disabilities from recent veterans is approaching the size of that earlier conflict, according to a McClatchy Newspapers analysis of Department of Veterans Affairs data.