The U.S. military is breaking down July 25, 2011Posted by Summerspeaker in Anti-imperialism.
Yesterday I attended an Iraq Veterans Against the War Operation Recovery Right to Heal Tour stop. Operation Recovery centers on stopping the military from forcing soldiers suffering from conditions such as MST, PTSD, and TBI back onto the field. The stories are heart-wrenching. Imperialism inflicts so much harm on everyone involved. Two statistics from the meeting linger in my mind: a third of female service member are raped or sexually assaulted, and twice as many soldiers now die from suicide as from combat. Love and solidarity to the Operation Recovery folks for their work that simultaneously supports the troops and starves the war machine.