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unhappycamper Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 09:10 AM
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Army falls further behind processing wounded
Source: Army Times / USA Today

Army falls further behind processing wounded
By Gregg Zoroya - USA Today
Posted : Wednesday Jul 23, 2008 6:17:18 EDT

WASHINGTON Soldiers who are physically or mentally ailing can wait two months to a year before the Army acts to medically discharge them or return them to their units, according to a House investigation. Thats two or three times longer than the Army goal set last year.

The Army promised last year to cut the time spent treating and preparing soldiers to either return to their units or leave the military after the revelation of bureaucratic delays and poor treatment at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington. However, the investigation by the House Armed Services Committee said whatever progress was made has been reversed.

Instead of taking one to four months, the process takes between two months and a year, the investigation shows. Also, unit squad leaders or caseworkers have become overwhelmed by larger-than-expected numbers of wounded soldiers.

The Army failed to properly forecast the growth in the number of warriors in transition, said the investigation by the House Armed Services subcommittee on military personnel.

Read more: http://www.armytimes.com/news/2008/07/gns_woundedtime_0... /
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LynnTheDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 09:11 AM
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1. The bush regime & their merry little blackshirts "supporting the troops"
as usual.
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