Jamail, Dahr; Lazare, Sarahhttp://www.countercurrents.org/jamail100809.htm
Date Written: 2009-08-10
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.