Staying in the Fight

Grant, Greg
May 2007
Government Executive;May2007, Vol. 39 Issue 8, p13
Trade Publication
The author reflects on the right duration for deployments of U.S. soldiers in Iraq. Currently, the Department of Defense decided to extend the deployment of soldiers in Iraq for another 15 months. Critics of the extension emphasized the need for the soldiers to return to the U.S. because they are suffering from stress. Moreover, even the military admits the toll that tour length takes on combat effectiveness.


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