This is an update to an earlier JMBzine post.

NY times: Army Acts to Curb Abuses of Injured Recruits

This story has now been covered by the BBC, NY Times, Counterpunch, and Alternet but so far the only local press coverage is this story from the Oklahoman that focuses more on Congressman Cole’s response to it than the scandal itself…

NewsOK: Lawmaker to examine GIs’ treatment

I would say this… any soldier who is being mistreated by the army needs to call the GI Rights hotline (the number is on the upper right-hand corner of this page). It is inexcusable that this mistreatment is going on, but the good news is that there are ways out of the Army and that soldiers and their families need to know what their rights are.