Mentally ill service members are being returned to combat.If you have not already, you need to read B.G. Burkett's book
The redeployments are legal, and the service members are often eager to go. But veterans groups, lawmakers and mental-health professionals fear that the practice lacks adequate civilian oversight. They also worry that such redeployments are becoming more frequent as multiple combat tours become the norm and traumatized service members are retained out of loyalty or wartime pressures to maintain troop numbers.
Sen. Barbara Boxer hopes to address the controversy through the Department of Defense Task Force on Mental Health, which is expected to start work next month. The California Democrat wrote the legislation that created the panel. She wants the task force to examine deployment policies and the quality and availability of mental-health care for the military.
Monday, March 20, 2006
Saw this earlier today and was reminded of it while trolling Bubblehead's blog (re: the title). Saw this coming 10 months ago.
Stolen Valor. Once you do that, then you can tell me I am full of crap.