We are continually subjected to interminable bloviating by the pro-war crowd about supporting the troops. However, when it comes to actually making changes to deployment and readiness practices in use during the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan they fall strangely silent.
What was a key Combat Readiness recommendation of the report?
Extend the interval between deployments to 18-36 months or decrease deployment length to allow additional time for Soldiers to re-set following a one year combat tour.
...and a suggestion of what we can do to make it happen:
If you have any compassion left in your heart, you can support the troops by sending a copy of the report to every Member of Congress and ask them if they listen to the Office of the Surgeon General.
For once, it would be nice to see the "support the troops" crowd actually back up their words and take some action that really does support the troops. Somehow, I have the feeling that's not going to happen and they are not going to like this report.
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