Military Redeploys Troops with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Are we really just trying to screw up as much as possible?

On March 9, Army Spc. Smith was ordered to board a plane from Fort Benning, Ga., to deploy back to Iraq, even though he was known to be suffering from chronic post-traumatic stress disorder from a previous tour there. Only weeks prior, military doctors determined that Smith should not be allowed around weapons because of his PTSD symptoms, which included bouts of sudden, extreme anger. Smith’s medical records, obtained by Salon, also show that doctors had “highly recommended” that Smith not be deployed because of his condition.







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