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War fatigue: how the Iraq war is straining our U.S. soldiers

Gerges, Fawaz A. (2008) War fatigue: how the Iraq war is straining our U.S. soldiers. Dissent Magazine (12 Apr 2008) Opinion Piece.

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Abstract

As the war in Iraq enters its fifth year, one of the least considered repercussions is the strains on the warriors waging it. The U.S. Army is overextended—fighting multiple wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, while carrying out other major missions in the so-called “Long War” or global “War on Terror.” Of all the conflicts, the war in Iraq has taken the heaviest toll on the Army. 4,000 American troops have died in Iraq, and 30,000 have been seriously wounded.

Item Type: Website (Opinion Piece)
Official URL: http://www.dissentmagazine.org/
Additional Information: © 2008 Foundation for the Study of Independent Social Ideas, Inc.
Library of Congress subject classification: J Political Science > JK Political institutions (United States)
J Political Science > JZ International relations
U Military Science > U Military Science (General)
Sets: Departments > International Relations
Rights: http://www.lse.ac.uk/library/usingTheLibrary/academicSupport/OA/depositYourResearch.aspx
Date Deposited: 08 Dec 2009 11:46
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/26178/

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