This from the Guradian
is very disturbing especially in light of the "controversy" over mercenaries. It's telling tales of our wounded and worn-out men and women being sent back to Iraq even before they are healed.
Gunn is not the only broken soldier being sent to battle. The Guardian has uncovered more than a dozen instances in which ill or injured soldiers were sent to war by a US military whose resources have been stretched near to breaking point by the simultaneous fronts in Afghanistan and Iraq. In its investigation, the Guardian learned of soldiers who were deployed with almost wilful disregard to their medical histories, and with the most cursory physical examinations.