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daleo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-28-06 12:00 PM
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46. Here are a few other insights from the survey
"Three quarters of the troops had served multiple tours and had a longer exposure to the conflict: 26% were on their first tour of duty, 45% were on their second tour, and 29% were in Iraq for a third time or more."
- almost one third of the respondents were on their third tour of duty. Over three quarters had done at least one previous tour.

"The survey shows that most U.S. military personnel in-country have a clear sense of right and wrong when it comes to using banned weapons against the enemy, and in interrogation of prisoners. Four in five said they oppose the use of such internationally banned weapons as napalm and white phosphorous. And, even as more photos of prisoner abuse in Iraq surface around the world, 55% said it is not appropriate or standard military conduct to use harsh and threatening methods against insurgent prisoners in order to gain information of military value."
- nearly half (45%) don't consider harsh and threatening methods against prisoners to be inappropriate.



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