I know that this might not be a popular question in these politically correct times and having never served in the military, I probably do not have the standing to ask – but being inappropriate in pursuit of the truth has never worried me…
I was stunned in researching the VA issue that there were so many of our veterans – 30% – who were victims of PTSD and that caused me to wonder – are we not doing enough in training to prepare these soldiers for the horrors of battle and by being more brutal in training, deselecting those who simply cannot handle that kind of trauma?
Due to the Israeli/Palestinian conflicts, I wondered – since Israeli citizens are expected to enter military service and the public of Israel exists with a continuous threat of terrorist attack and in a perpetual state of war, what is the rate of PTSD for soldiers in the IDF?
I found that the IDF has the lowest rate of PTSD of any military in the world.
It would seem that multiculturalism and political correctness in our military is truly putting our soldiers at risk before, during and after battle. They deserve better than being forced to serve next to the Bowe Bergdahl’s of the world just because we are too soft to demand that they man up or get out.