Sunday, June 13, 2010

"The army is not what it says it is."

Last week, a group of military spouses at Ft. Hood, the largest US army base, came forward to speak to the press about the systematic neglect of their active-duty husbands by the US army chain of command, especially in regard to their husbands' physical and psychological combat injuries.

Journalist, Dahr Jamail interviewed several of these women and published a comprehensive report on Truthout.

"The Army is not what it says it is," [said one military spouse]. "Recruiters make it sound so good, but once you sign up, you're screwed. My kids wonder what they did wrong because of what the Army is doing to their father. They feel like they've lost their father. I don't know what to do anymore. There's a whole bunch of soldiers who need this story out. They need help and they are not getting the medical help they need."

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