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Burried News Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-27-06 03:25 PM
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6. This is a bad thing to do to soldiers.
As soon as they are deployed to a combat zone they start a countdown of how many days they have left. It has a superstitious element to it.

Their first reaction to extention will be: "I am never going to get out of here alive". It can result in a fatalism that causes them to lose their edge and their thought to become a self fulfilling prophecy.

The effect on their families can be equally devastating. This kind of crap will break our military for a generation. It is very ill advised.
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