difficult child's (and PCs) planning to go into the military

Discussion in 'General Parenting' started by Sara PA, Oct 21, 2007.

  1. Sara PA

    Sara PA New Member

    In the past week there has been a lot of publicity about the military dismissing personnel with "pre-existing personality disorders". The thrust of the articles is that in order to get out of paying for treatment of PTSD which is the result of serving in the Middle East war zones, the military is claiming that the personnel had a pre-existing conditions. The part that really caught my eye in this is the report that one young man who agreed to the personality disorder label rather than the PTSD one was then asked to repay his enlistment bonus.

     
  2. SomewhereOutThere

    SomewhereOutThere Well-Known Member

    OMG. How typical of a certain person who will go unamed.
    I'm personally glad my grown sons didn't choose the military. Their stepfather had been in the AF for ten years and managed to avoid combat, but I can't imagine how anyone can fight and kill other people, even for their country, and not have problems. And now the government doesn't even want to help these boys and girls (and, yes, they are THAT young). in my opinion it's pathetic.
     
  3. susiestar

    susiestar Roll With It

    It is not just pathetic, it is evil. Not a word I use lightly.

    Susie
     
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