Half of troops say re-up is out
WASHINGTON - The stress of fighting the war on terror is taking a toll on U.S. troops, and nearly half want out when their enlistments are up, the Pentagon's personnel chief said yesterday.
David Chu, the defense undersecretary for personnel, said 46% of the 90,000 regular soldiers in Iraq surveyed in July said constant deployments overseas and year-long tours in hot zones were souring their outlook on military life.
About 66% of the 40,000 reservists and National Guard troops in Iraq said they would reenlist, Chu told the House Armed Services Committee....
--New York Daily News