Who is supporting the troops?

2 Army brigades being deployed to Iraq and forced to skip training for desert combat(MSNBC)

Pressures on National Guard concern Governors (Washington Post)

Soldier forced to leave dying mother and return to Iraq (PrisonPlanet.com)

Mental health system ill equipped to handle vets with post-traumatic stress disorder (MSNBC)

Some Gulf War vets suffer structural brain changes (CBS)

Lt. Eva Crouch lost custody of her daughter after being mobilized with the Kentucky National Guard. (MSNBC)

Memorial honoring fallen soldiers runs out of room (Fort Wayne News-Sentinel)

EXCERPT: “In the current format, there is space for about 130 more names, but 506 Americans have died since mid-November. In April, 104 Americans were killed in the war’s sixth-deadliest month.”

Thwarted Warrior: Depleted Uranium and the Mystery of Sick and Dying Gulf War Vets (via Smirking Chimp)

Military deaths are occurring so quickly that there will be no more individual services at Fort Lewis, among others. (KOIN TV)


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