April 13th, 2010
10:52 AM ET
soundoff (6 Responses)
  1. mattie

    No one person can do enough for our troops.

    April 14, 2010 at 1:46 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Combat Fatigue

    The reason soldiers are feeling combat stress is because war and killing comes unnatural to the human psyche. This is how we know it's wrong. Why else would we see a WW2 combat veteran cry over memories that are over 60 years old? Our soldiers today in Iraq and Afghanistan are having a hard time mentally because this time they are on the wrong side of history, and they know it.

    Want to successfully treat combat stress? BRING THE BOYS BACK HOME. ALL OF THEM.

    April 14, 2010 at 10:13 am | Report abuse |
  3. dude1111

    Looking at all these clips id be extremely stressed to work under conditions like whats being shown. All round complacancy and carelessness. I dont see a single earthbirm around any tent, vehicle or container. Soldiers exposing themselves in stationary lookouts with uncleared firingfields. Patroling singlefile in the middle of the street and so on.
    Bussy hands are happy hands. Pick up a military handbook and a shovel. Stopping getting killed and starting to win might ease the stress a lot.
    Good luck to everyone down there

    April 14, 2010 at 9:41 am | Report abuse |
  4. ptsd sufferer

    Having a vacation will not help "the most stressed" as you put it. If it would you would see boxers having tea with their wifes in between rounds. Thats rediculous right.? Then why would you expect someone who is fighting for their lives and the lives of their fellow soldiers for a year to be able to take a break and jump right back into it. Civilians really need to keep their comments to themselves and let the veterans and military handle our own! It was a nice thought but you dont know what your talking about.

    April 14, 2010 at 7:51 am | Report abuse |
  5. Heidi

    We get that..it is called R&R and we also up until March of this got charged against our leave to go home and see our families. It takes 3 to 5 days just to get out of this hell hole. Plus the flight to get home is exhausting..it is sometimes harder to see our families and then have to come back here. I would say that perhaps some of those billionaire's could pay for our internet so that we don't have to pay $100 a month for a connection to be able to be in contact with our families. This is a horrible place and I can't wait to get out of her..

    April 13, 2010 at 9:32 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Nathanael [desert voice]

    The Army definitely needs more spiritual events to have the soldiers' minds "cleared" from time to time. I know that nothing is easy in war zone. But imagine that there was a billionaire or two willing to charter a dozen of airplanes, to take the most stressed soldiers to see their families for three or five days? This would require some brave patriotic pilots, chartered buses, and taxis, to make this work. The soldiers would then be returned in better spirits to the battle front. I understand that some may say that this has never been part of the military doctrine. I know. But the times have changed and so must the doctrines! If such thing is doable, why not give it a try?

    April 13, 2010 at 4:59 pm | Report abuse |