It's not a rosy picture.
The Times used the same methods to research homicides involving all active-duty military personnel and new veterans for the six years before and after the present wartime period began with the invasion of Afghanistan in 2001.
This showed an 89 percent increase during the present wartime period, to 349 cases from 184, about three-quarters of which involved Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans. The increase occurred even though there have been fewer troops stationed in the United States in the last six years and the American homicide rate has been, on average, lower.
Increased suicide rates...increased homicides...increased sexual assaults...increased time waiting for access to Veterans benefits...
The NY Times piece is a long read but well worth the time. I am looking forward to the pieces in the series!
*Update* Al at deadissue is covering the story as well.