Army admits stress levels are too high for troops in Iraq

In an article in the NY Times on Sunday entitled “Army Is Worried by Rising Stress of Return Tours to Iraq” the army admitted “alarm about the mental health of soldiers who would be sent back to the front again and again under plans that call for troop numbers to be sustained at high levels in Iraq for this year and beyond.” In addition, the article mentioned that “among combat troops sent to Iraq for the third or fourth time, more than one in four show signs of anxiety, depression or acute stress, according to an official Army survey of soldiers’ mental health.”

This is an indicator of the problems including homelessness that all of us will need to address as the troops come home from war. To read the article click here.