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AFGHAN WAR’S EFFECT ON SOLDIERS

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NYTimes Columnist Deplores Afghan War’s Effect on Soldiers

October 25, 2010by Michael Leon

PTSD

Deserting our veterans

From the VA:

New York Times (10/23, A21) columnist Bob Herbert, in a column entitled “The Way We Treat Our Troops,” writes of an Army sergeant recently killed during his 12th tour of duty, having served four in Iraq and into his eighth in Afghanistan. 

The columnist adds, “I would bring back the draft in a heartbeat. Then you wouldn’t have these wars that last a lifetime.” Severely critical of the Afghan war as a “world-class fiasco,”, Herbert writes that, “Stressed-out, depressed and despondent soldiers are seeking help for their mental difficulties

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