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September 17, 2010

As Iraq winds down, U.S. Army confronts a broken force

When Lt. Col. Dave Wilson took command of a battalion of the 4th Brigade of the 1st Armored Division, he found its discipline in tatters. Nearly 70 soldiers in his battalion had tested positive for drugs; others were abusing prescription drugs. Troops were passing around a tape of a female lieutenant having sex with five soldiers from the unit. Unfortunately, it was not an isolated incident.

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