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Break your kid’s leg before he deploys?

This hit me: Not once, but twice recently, I have been seen someone in the military say that if he had a child about to deploy to Afghanistan, he would push him down the stairs or do something else to make him undeployable. Something is going on here, but I don’t know exactly what it ...

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This hit me: Not once, but twice recently, I have been seen someone in the military say that if he had a child about to deploy to Afghanistan, he would push him down the stairs or do something else to make him undeployable. Something is going on here, but I don’t know exactly what it is. Do you, Mr. Jones?

It makes me think that the new anti-war movement is inside the military.

Thomas E. Ricks covered the U.S. military from 1991 to 2008 for the Wall Street Journal and then the Washington Post. He can be reached at ricksblogcomment@gmail.com.

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