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Iraq, Afghanistan, and the U.S. military’s morale “crisis”

June 29, 2015, Raphael S. Cohen

Polls, studies, and the increasing frequency of suicide and drug abuse suggest that the U.S. Army and the military as a whole may be an institution in crisis. Raphael Cohen questions this perception, explaining that while the U.S. military has real problems, some are exaggerated and several are even improving. Cohen argues morale problems stem in part from concerns over the military’s accomplishments. The challenges faced in Iraq and Afghanistan have led some troops to question what their sacrifices have achieved.

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