Echo Platoon

Jamail, Dahr; Lazare, Sarah
http://www.countercurrents.org/jamail100809.htm

Publisher:  TomDispatch.com
Date Written:  10/08/2009
Year Published:  2009  
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX9512

Echo and other platoons like it are grim yardsticks for measuring the desperation in which a military under immense strain is now operating. Looking up at that military from Echo's airless limbo, from a world of soldiers who have fallen through the cracks of a system under great stress, you can see just how devastating America's two ongoing wars have been for the military itself. The walking wounded, the troubled, and the broken are now being pressured to reenter the fray.

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