How Our Military Discards Its Wounded Troops


From The Daily Beast: A newly released Government Accountability Office report found that 62 percent of military servicemembers who were discharged for misconduct between 2011 and 2015 suffered from mental health conditions such as post-traumatic stress disorder or a traumatic brain injury. These veterans are now unable to receive benefits, including treatment from the Department of Veterans Affairs, due to their dishonorable discharge.

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  1. It’s too bad the officer caste was aghast at the thought of reefer madness, with conditions now even worse than when I was disgracing the flag in our now second-longest war (but then they didn’t have piss testing in those days). Still, I must admit I was frequently nasty to a guy who had sleep apnea, now that I know what it is- back then, it was too much too be on something like an LP with a guy who snored like a buzz saw and always fell asleep during his turn on radio watch (snoring noisily once he did).

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