Afflicted In Every Way

by
Abby Zimet

Targeted by hundreds of roadside bombs, worn out by multiple
deployments, unsupported by locals and above all stranded in what feels
like a futile and increasingly purposeless mission, American soldiers
in Afghanistan are depressed and demoralized,
say chaplains of two U.S. battalions there. Many say they would like to
believe in the cause their friends are dying for, but don't know what
it is.

"If we make it back with ten toes and ten fingers, the mission is
successful," said Sergeant Christopher Hughes, 37, of Detroit, who has
lost six comrades and survived two roadside bombs.

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