Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Failing to Meet "Deployable Strength" Army Sends Sick Soldiers to War

This item from the Denver Post highlights the utter failure of the Bush war doctrine and the need to bring the troops home fast:
Late last year, Fort Carson said it sent 79 soldiers who were considered medical "no-gos" overseas. Officials said the soldiers were placed in light-duty jobs and are receiving treatment there. So far, at least six soldiers have been returned.

An e-mail sent Jan. 3 by Capt. Scot Tebo, the brigade surgeon, says the 3rd Brigade Combat Team had "been having issues reaching deployable strength" and that some "borderline" soldiers were sent overseas.

Read the full article here...

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