April 14, 2014 12:00 AM

Society shouldn’t tar all veterans as loose cannons

There is a military proverb that first reports from the battlefield are always wrong. Last week’s reporting from Fort Hood should be taken with that caveat, especially to the extent that we blame the shooter’s short Iraq tour for his violent rampage. We know far too little about the shooter, victims and situation to conclude that military service or combat stress caused the carnage at Fort Hood.

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