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Stizzel
03-16-2009, 06:44 PM
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/29702446/

"Pentagon officials recently estimated that up to 360,000 service men and women who served in Iraq and Afghanistan may have suffered brain injuries."

Wow. And thats an official number, so like everything else the real number is likely much higher.

kappakai
03-16-2009, 06:47 PM
what constitutes a brain injury? have we even had 360,000 troops in the middle east?

Stizzel
03-16-2009, 06:48 PM
what constitutes a brain injury? have we even had 360,000 troops in the middle east?

I would imagine aside from the obvious, any kind of emotional or mental trauma, like PTSD.

illriginalized
03-16-2009, 06:48 PM
Well they've been injecting our men and women with some random **** they won't tell the troops. That's for damn sure.

nutsy54
03-16-2009, 07:06 PM
what constitutes a brain injury? have we even had 360,000 troops in the middle east?Far more than that have served in Iraq & Afghanistan. Remember - 150,000 or so at any time, with tours lasting roughly 6-12 months, for the past 6+ years. Actual numbers are well over a million who have served on the ground.

Obviously, all these injuries have happened in previous wars and combat. The differences today are (a) equipment and medical care have significantly reduced the number of deaths, and (b) we're now actively looking for these often-silent injuries.

Duckenheimer
03-16-2009, 07:27 PM
Very sad.