Should a Soldier's Tour of Duty be limited?
Would the recent tragedy in Afghanistan have been averted if a soldier was given a limited number of tours of duty? This person was on his 4th and surely it must be detrimental to his thinking and attitude.
It is really important to examine the issues surrounding limiting the number of tours of duty for soldiers.
Service members undergo a checklist prior to deployment to determine how fit they are for the tour of duty.
One of the boxes that has to be checked off involves talking to somebody about the mental and emotional aspects of deploying. You don't go unless that individual says you are mentally/emotionally ready to do so.
(In addition, Soldiers get re-evaluated when they come home.)
Personally, I would not want to be that someone who tried to keep a Soldier/Marine/Airman/Seaman from fighting alongside their buddies overseas for no other reason than "you hit your limit."
by BristolBoy 9 years ago
With the news that a further 8 UK service personnel have died in Afghanistan in the last 24 hours it means that deaths in this war now exceed those due to the Iraq conflict. As a result calls are increasing for the troops to be pulled out. What are your views on the matter?
by IzzyM 6 years ago
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article … kdown.htmlUh-oh, this is so bad. There will be repercussions.. sorry if someone posted already about this, but I didn't see it earlier.
by perrya 6 years ago
Were you surprised that a US soldier murdered 16 Afghans and should he be killed?
by dadibobs 12 days ago
If your country was invaded, would fighting to free your people from occupation make you a terrorist?, therefore being feared, hated and eventually punished, or would you become a public hero, reaping the benefits along the way?What are your thoughts?
by Mikel G Roberts 8 years ago
...as having a misleading title.I wrote an e-mail to hubpages staff stating; I don't feel the title is misleading in as much as it does not say 'My Time as a Hitman'...which would imply a contract killer or criminal.In My humble opinion a Soldier is a professional killer(one paid for doing a job,...
by cooldad 6 years ago
Should we feel sympathy for soldiers who willingly sign up for war and die in war?This is a serious question. Why should we feel sympathy for people who knowingly and willingly join the military to go to war and fight? 18 year-old children are not experienced enough, nor intelligent enough to...
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