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Carl Prine has compiled extensive--and damning--research on the Army's Warrior Transition Units (WTUs). According to Prine, these organizations, instituted in the wake of the Walter Reed scandal, have merely given rise to over thirty mini-Walter Reeds, in which drug addicts, malingerers and "slicksleeves" outnumber Purple Heart recipients. In a related article, Prine explains that the Army's lax recruiting standards have only compounded the WTU's woes.
Shame on us. We can do better.