Not All Troops Would Report Abuse, Study Says

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  1. GreatAmerican

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    Published in the New York Crimes:

    http://www.nytimes.com/2007/05/05/washington/05military.html?_r=1&th&emc=th&oref=slogin

     
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    Its the times, what do you expect from a left leaning paper.
     
  3. GreatAmerican

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    Almost half of surveyed troops say torture OK

    http://www.navytimes.com/news/2007/05/military_health_study_070504w/

     
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    Petraeus expresses concern over ethics report

    http://www.navytimes.com/news/2007/05/ap_petraeus_070507/

     
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    Gen. Petraeus Warns Against Using Torture

    Published in the Washington Compost:

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/05/10/AR2007051001963.html?hpid=topnews

     
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    Petraeus reminds troops to fight by the rules

    http://www.navytimes.com/news/2007/05/ap_petraeusbattlefieldethics_070510/

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    Gen. David Petraeus, commander of the U.S. forces in Iraq, has reminded troops to obey rules of war.
     
  7. Just_A_Mom

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    Here is the study - worth reading:
    http://www.militarytimes.com/static/projects/pages/mhativ18apr07.pdf

    Disclaimer: I wholeheartedly agree that our troops should be and are held to a higher standard. No torture etc...................

    Now let me say this - We (the US as a whole - incl the administration and military leaders) needs to get to the root of the problem.
    We are asking a tremendous amount from our soldiers - repeated deployments, stress from waiting to get blown up etc.....
    No one should be surprised as the the answer to the question - we should be doing all we can to alleviate the stress - if that is even possible.

    The bottom line is that there are no easy answers here - If I was on patol in Baghdad spending day after day wondering if I was going to get blown up that day and someone threw a rock at me - I would want to beat the crap out of him too.

    It is not fair for us to sit at home with our families intact and judge these soldiers - I bet if that survey was done during Vietnam then the answers would have been similar. Maybe it is part of the price we pay for being at war.
     

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