What's in a Name? Defining and Caring for “Veterans”

  title={What's in a Name? Defining and Caring for “Veterans”},
  author={Christopher Dandeker and Simon Wessely and Amy C. Iversen and John Ross},
  journal={Armed Forces \& Society},
  pages={161 - 177}
An important feature of civil-military relations is the way in which states recognize the sacrifices that the men and women of the armed forces give to their country and provide care and support for them and their families once they leave the military as veterans. Yet states differ not only in the levels and kinds of support provided for ex-service personnel but also in their very definition of what a veteran is. This article examines the case of the United Kingdom from an international… 

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