Operation Recovery: Stop the Deployment of Traumatized Troops
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The wars in Afghanistan and Iraq are continuing through the use of exhausted troops who have been on multiple tours of duty and suffer deeply from the trauma of war. Thousands of soldiers are being denied their right to heal by the U.S. military so it can continue its ongoing occupations.
Specialist Jeff Hanks is one such soldier. Jeff has served in Iraq and Afghanistan and was due to receive medical evaluation and treatment during a leave from his tour in Afghanistan. But his military command effectively canceled his medical appointments to send him back to combat. Jeff made the difficult decision to go AWOL to get the care he so desperately needed.
Join IVAW in our effort to stop the deployment of troops, who are suffering from PTSD, Traumatic Brain Injury, and Military Sexual Trauma. By signing our pledge, you agree to do what you can to help defend the rights of soldiers like Jeff to heal, and to hold accountable those who are responsible for deploying traumatized troops. As the Operation Recovery campaign unfolds, we will be calling on you to help in a variety of ways, including:
These wars can only continue through the re-use of previously deployed and traumatized troops. Help us put this practice to an end.
I pledge my support to Operation Recovery, IVAW's campaign to stop the deployment of traumatized troops.
I demand accountability from those who are responsible for sending women and men who suffer from PTSD, TBI, and MST back into the very source of their trauma.
I demand an end to the cruel practice of deploying traumatized troops.
I pledge to support the Operation Recovery campaign to the best of my ability. In a war where soldiers are being injured faster than the military can treat them, I will work alongside veterans and service members to end the cycles of trauma and abuse.