Thursday, April 12, 2007

Bait and switch

I just heard on the radio that the U.S. Army is going to extend deployments from 12 months to 15 months, though the trade-off is that soldiers will get their full year off between tours.

So let me get this straight: the Pentagon are screwing troops yet again, but are trying to justify it by promising what soldiers are supposed to have anyway?

It's as if gas companies announced a tripling in fuel prices, but made up for it by promising to remove the lead for real this time.

Good grief! What isn't wrong with this?


oyster said...

Actually, I think 2 years between tours is recommended, but since that has been impossible for some time, 1 year is considered generous.

Cajun Tiger said...

The problem was some were going to get called back in less than a year due to the need for a transition period, so in order to avoid that now and in the future the change was made. While definitely not ideal, it is very fair for all.

HoorayForSaturday said...

It's a shame that this story didn't see much light with all the other news that happened around the same time, it stayed under the radar for average joe and jane public, which I'm sure the administration loved.
This really sucks.