15 July 2010

Nothing to see here, move along...

An article in yesterday's New York Times, describes the reckless and often dangreous behavior many troops fall victim to upon returning from Iraq.  It is, unfortunately, an all-too-common account of the troubles we often face during redeployment.  Well, save for one small detail.  I took the liberty of highlighting it for you:

In fact, given the brigade’s record at Fort Bliss of suicide, murder, assault, drunken driving and drug use, its troops are statistically at greater risk at home than while deployed in Iraq. During the past year, only one of the unit’s soldiers died in combat, but in 2008, the last time the brigade was home from Iraq, seven soldiers were killed and six others committed crimes in which at least four civilians and soldiers from outside the brigade died in a little more than a year.
Drugs, including heroin and a methamphetamine lab, were discovered in the barracks, as was a homemade sex tape that had been circulating among soldiers and that featured one of the brigade’s female lieutenants and five male sergeants.
“Being back in garrison is what we don’t do well, because since 9/11 it seems we’ve spent more time deployed than at home,” Lt. Col. David Wilson said.

4 comments:

吳玉婷 said...
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育隆 said...
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SunJun said...

Looks like the magic words "sex tape" have brought you new spamming friends.

Anonymous said...

It takes a lot to shock me, but seeing that line about the female LT and the 5 SGT's who made a sex tape managed to do it.