I can certainly support the view that Australian soldiers (at least in my state) do not get state of the art treatment for PTSD.
You know, one of the best novels I have read re this is Snow Falling on Cedars (as far as I can tell) which speaks of the kind of separation of soldiers rreturning from WW II from their community, since nobody could comprehend what they had seen and become.
I think this feeling of apartness is common in occupations that routinely deal with horrors.
Given that we brutalise soldiers, to some extent or other, pretty much every generation, one wonders what effect this has on a country's life, as brutalised men (and now women) come back and try to raise families etc.
Not all soldiers go on to develop PTSD, and it is becoming more possible, in a general way, to predict those who will.
I have to say I am very shocked and stunned by the Israeli t shirts and such your article mentions.
Is this some sick bravado and culture of unbearable stress? Or is this common in soldiers?
I know many say that the sort of warfare common for Israel, and in Vietnam, and in Iraq and Afghanistan, where there is an ongoing insurgency with the use of terror and no clear line between combatants and civilians is said to produce an especial brutalization, and a high degree of traumatisation, and atrocities...but I do not know if this is true.