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Report: U.S. sent medically unfit soldiers to Iraq

HeadlineMar 26, 2004

Meanwhile the Knight Ridder News Agency is reporting the military is deploying some National Guard and Army Reserve soldiers who have severe medical problems in order to meet the demand for troops in Iraq. At least a dozen soldiers deployed to Iraq had ailments including asthma, diabetes, hearing loss or were recovering from recent surgery. Once in Iraq the soldiers’ medical problems were aggravated by the conditions but care was limited.

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