Post-9/11 War Factoids: Less Than 1 Percent of Americans Fight These Wars
- Just one-half of 1 percent of Americans have fought in the post-9/11 wars, serving in an all-volunteer military.
- Thirty-seven percent of the veterans who served in the post-9/11 wars say they suffer from posttraumatic stress.
- More than 80 percent of those veterans say the American public "has little or no understanding of the problems that those in the military face."
- 96 percent of the post-9/11 veterans are proud of their military service.
- Yet just one-third of them say that, considering the costs and benefits to the U.S., the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have both been worth fighting.