From The Times October 8, 2009
American troops in Afghanistan losing heart, say army chaplains
Martin Fletcher at Forward Operating Base in Wardak province
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Recommend? (97) American soldiers serving in Afghanistan are depressed and deeply disillusioned, according to the chaplains of two US battalions that have spent nine months on the front line in the war against the Taleban.
Many feel that they are risking their lives — and that colleagues have died — for a futile mission and an Afghan population that does nothing to help them, the chaplains told The Times in their makeshift chapel on this fortress-like base in a dusty, brown valley southwest of Kabul. Continue reading
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