By T. Christian Miller, Daniel Zwerdling
Soldier's center. wrestle fatigue. PTSD. TBI. Its indicators are a number of, and not anyone is a smoking gun. yet millions of squaddies are soreness the results, which come with nightmares, complications, reminiscence loss, and--in the case explored here--suicidal trends culminating in a 100-mile-per-hour, three-hour police chase and armed standoff. In early 2009, whereas stress-free at Camp Liberty outdoor of Baghdad, the soldier in query survived a rocket assault whereas enjoying the online game name of accountability four: glossy war, a aspect worthy its weight in threadbare irony, contemplating the repercussions. T. Christian Miller (ProPublica) and Daniel Zwerdling (NPR) body their tale in a well timed and thorough research of war's "invisible" wounds and the broader epidemic with which technological know-how and the defense force are suffering in the middle of conflict.
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While one paratrooper lobbed a hand grenade into the next bay, another would rush round the corner on hearing the explosion and spray the position with automatic fire from his Uzi sub-machine gun while bunkers were attacked at close hand by grenades and prepared explosive charges. Time and again there were acts of extraordinary courage such as that carried out by Private Shlomo Epstein. At the start of the battle for the Jordanian Police Academy, his unit came under a hail of fire from enemy artillery, mortars, machine guns and other weapons.
Ben Ari the mines '... were both old and new and totally unpredictable. We didn't have equipment for clearing them ... ' While Lt. Col. Gal recalled, 'With no other choice the infantry had to attack without tank cover under a heavy Jordanian bombardment, leaping from stone to stone to avoid the mines. ' By midnight the objectives had been taken after savage hand-to-hand combat, although many Jordanian officers had abandoned their men. After the battle, the Israelis found nobody with the rank higher than sergeant among the Jordanian dead.
For years, these lay at the mercy of the Syrian Army's guns. Since the 1948 war, the Golan Plateau had been transformed into a veritable fortress that was permanently manned by the Syrian army. Built into the basalt rock were bunkers and pillboxes in a network of interlocking positions arranged in several layers and using the topographical features to the maximum effect in order to cover all possible approaches. These were linked by revetted fire trenches and covered communication trenches. Each fortified locality was surrounded by thick belts of barbed wire and mines.
Aftershock: The Blast That Shook Psycho Platoon by T. Christian Miller, Daniel Zwerdling