True News or Onion Parody?

Ken AshfordWar on Terrorism/Torture1 Comment

You decide:

Extended overseas deployments affecting soldiers serving in Afghanistan and other locales overseen by U.S. Central Command should help to alleviate the stress on the Army, a senior U.S. officer in Afghanistan told Pentagon reporters today.


The tour extensions will provide more predictability and stability for soldiers and their families, [Army Lt. Gen. Raymond T. Odierno] said…..

Answer below the fold….

Nope.  It’s true.  It’s from a Pentagon press release today.  They actually believe that keeping soldiers deployed overseas longer helps reduce the stress caused by being away from their families and facing death.

As Noah Shachtman put it, “This is entering into ‘Baghdad Bob’ territory, folks. Seriously.”