“It was something that I wasn’t prepared to deal with,” says Kristofer Goldsmith. “Even when I got home, PTSD was little more than an acronym to me — I didn’t understand what it meant. I didn’t understand the way that it would haunt me for years, and possibly the rest of my life.”
"One mistake shouldn't make the rest of your life," said Army veteran Mario Martinez, who spent four years in California state prison for an assault conviction stemming from a 2008 domestic violence case. "I mean I paid for what I did, I did my time. I did it quietly, went in and got out."
US President Donald Trump hosts Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday for a first face-to-face meeting, seeking to forge a chemistry that can add new fizz to a flourishing relationship between the world's two largest democracies.
Bacha bazi is not seen as homosexuality in Afghanistan's gender segregated society — instead the possession of young boys decked out as pretty women symbolizes power and primacy. It is carried out with impunity often within Western-backed Afghan forces.
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The travel ban — which was put on hold by lower court rulings — will apply to those "who lack any bona fide relationship with a person or entity in the United States," until the court hears the case in October, the justices ruled.