Supporting our troops

Ah yes, the support continues:

In 2010, The New York Times uncovered systemic abuse within units meant to help wounded Army soldiers transition through months-and-years-long treatment and rehabilitation. Today, The Colorado Springs Gazette has a profile about one of the soldiers who stood up for Warrior Transition Units back then. The abuses exposed by the Times weren’t fixed and Jerrald Jensen ended up becoming a victim himself. After questioning the mistreatment in the system, he was nearly given a less-than-honorable discharge, which would have cost him long-term Veteran’s benefits — a pattern that the Gazette has found happening over and over among the most-vulnerable wounded Army men and women who need the most care in order to rehabilitate from their service injuries. The treatment described here is disgusting, all the more so when you compare it to Jensen’s service in Iraq and Afghanistan.

H/t Ron K.

2 thoughts on “Supporting our troops

  1. We know that we spend about $700 billion dollars a year on the military. But how much do we spend to gather intelligence? How much does it cost us to run the CIA, NSA, DIA, and the other 13 intelligence gathering groups? Nobody will tell us. Why is that? We know that we can’t afford Headstart, Meals-On-Wheels, and other programs to help the poor because they cost too much. But how much do we spend on intelligence each year? Could we transfer some of that money to the VA to better assist our troops? How can people make good decisions without all of the facts? There are no hidden truths. There is only hidden knowledge. And facts. I guess we wouldn’t need the “ruling class” if we knew everything that they know would we?

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