The US Army is to apologise to the families of officers killed or wounded in action who were sent letters urging them to return to active duty. The letters were sent to more than 5,100 Army officers listed as recently having left the military. But this figure included about 75 officers killed in action and about 200 wounded in action.
As Cole says :
What can’t be excused are the future letters that will be sent to the parents of children killed in Iraq. It is pretty clear to everyone but the most addle-brained that our Iraq policy is and has been a disaster...read on