Panelists discuss the impact of war on veterans and treatment when they return home. (Shani George/The Washington Post)

Amidst this week’s news revolving around Veterans Affairs, The Washington Post hosted “Behind the Headlines: After the Wars,” a conversation based on The Post’s multi-part series examining the enduring effects of the Afghanistan and Iraq wars on the 2.6 million American troops who served and fought.

See the Twitter recap for a play by play.

Read stories from The Post’s After the Wars series and results from a poll of Iraq and Afghanistan veterans conducted by The Washington Post-Kaiser Family Foundation by visiting

UPDATED: Panelists respond to additional questions submitted online and from attendees.