[Marxism] The deserters: Awol crisis hits the US forces
t.hartin at qmul.ac.uk
Mon May 16 07:03:26 MDT 2005
As the death toll of troops mounts in Iraq and Afghanistan, America's
military recruiting figures have plummeted to an all-time low. Thousands
of US servicemen and women are now refusing to serve their country.
Andrew Buncombe reports
16 May 2005
Sergeant Kevin Benderman cannot shake the images from his head. There
are bombed villages and desperate people. There are dogs eating corpses
thrown into a mass grave. And most unremitting of all, there is the
image of a young Iraqi girl, no more than eight or nine, one arm
severely burnt and blistered, and the sound of her screams.
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