Politics An Army of None
posted by March 28 at 9:40 AMon
The Army’s new acting surgeon general said Tuesday she is concerned about long-term morale because the military lacks money to hire enough nurses and mental health specialists to treat thousands of troops coming home from Iraq and Afghanistan.
We send our troops into combat without proper armor. We keep soldiers in Iraq well beyond their expected tours. Then when they get out, we don’t even have the staff available to help them through their post-war trauma. And as usual with the Iraq war, it all comes back to this:
“When the original plans were made, we did not take into consideration we could be in a long war,” said Maj. Gen. Gale Pollock. She became surgeon general earlier this month after Kevin Kiley was forced to resign in a scandal over poor treatment of war-wounded at Walter Reed Army Medical Center.
But hey, at least acrotomophiliacs are getting something out of all this.
(Via Think Progress.)