Crazed Veterans Spark Nationwide Crime Wave

That’s the theme of a front page article in today’s New York Times: “Across America, Deadly Echoes of Foreign Battles.” The article reports on what must have been a major effort by the Times to comb through news reports from across the country, identifying and tabulating instances where servicemen who returned from Iraq or Afghanistan were charged with some form of homicide. The Times summarizes the results of its research:

Town by town across the country, headlines have been telling similar stories. Lakewood, Wash.: