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nosmokes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-09-07 05:42 PM
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7. another excerpt: K&R
According to the U.S. military newspaper Stars and Stripes, service members with "a psychiatric disorder in remission, or whose residual symptoms do not impair duty performance" may be considered for duty downrange. It lists post-traumatic stress disorder as a "treatable" problem.

Steve Robinson, director of Veterans Affairs for Veterans for America told IPS correspondent Aaron Glantz that "as a layman and a former soldier I think that's ridiculous."

"If I've got a soldier who's on Ambien to go to sleep and Seroquel and Qanapin and all kinds of other psychotropic meds, I don't want them to have a weapon in their hand and to be part of my team because they're a risk to themselves and to others," he said. "But apparently, the military has its own view of how well a soldier can function under those conditions, and is gambling that they can be successful."
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  -Dahr Jamail: Terrified Soldiers Terrifying People babylonsister  Jan-09-07 05:00 PM   #0 
  - Get them out. Get them help.  Solly Mack   Jan-09-07 05:04 PM   #1 
  - another excerpt: K&R  nosmokes   Jan-09-07 05:42 PM   #7 
     - I've read articles where cases of PTSD were being labeled  Solly Mack   Jan-09-07 05:54 PM   #9 
  - recommended  libodem   Jan-09-07 05:15 PM   #2 
  - George Bush's Legacy in the making..  stillcool47   Jan-09-07 05:16 PM   #3 
  - so sad  maxsolomon   Jan-09-07 05:17 PM   #4 
  - Who is going to treat these soldiers when they come back?  cassiepriam   Jan-09-07 05:25 PM   #5 
  - Recommended #5  Benhurst   Jan-09-07 05:40 PM   #6 
  - Good article  DemExpat   Jan-09-07 05:49 PM   #8 
  - If you care about the soldiers please watch "Winter Soldier" --  IndyOp   Jan-09-07 07:13 PM   #10 
  - I need to see that; your snip is horrific. nt  babylonsister   Jan-09-07 07:49 PM   #12 
  - if highly-trained American soldiers are doing this,  provis99   Jan-09-07 07:28 PM   #11 
  - All military  ProudDad   Jan-09-07 11:05 PM   #14 
  - There's another trick the military is using on these folks  ProudDad   Jan-09-07 11:03 PM   #13 
  - heart and minds ....  AtomicKitten   Jan-09-07 11:06 PM   #15 
  - That won't always be at the top of MM's webpage  eridani   Jan-10-07 12:45 AM   #16 
  - Viscious cycles...  Everybody   Jan-10-07 12:53 PM   #17 
  - Kick  lumpy   Jan-10-07 03:37 PM   #18 

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