- "The report says soldiers and Marines reported more intense fighting than during the surge in Iraq in 2006-07, with 75%-80% of those in Afghanistan involved in firefights," according to USA TODAY.
- Half or more surveyed said they had killed an enemy combatant.
- One-third report some form of chronic pain.
The emotional strain on troops, while high, was lower than expected, according to USA TODAY.
The results are based off a 2010 military survey of soldiers and marines.
The Money quote: "We're an Army that's in uncharted territory here. We have never fought for this long with an all-volunteer force that's 1% of the population."
-Gen. Peter Chiarelli, Army vice chief of staff
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