Attack on Civilians in Afghanistan

The Army sergeant who murdered at least 16 Afghan civilians had served three tours in Iraq.  He arrived in Afghanistan in December.

I wonder how much we check our troops’ mental health in between these tough deployments to make sure they can handle another one.  I’m not excusing what he did, which was horrific, but he wouldn’t have done such a thing unless he snapped.

It sounds as if he had reached his limit serving in Iraq and shouldn’t have been sent to Afghanistan.  Did our military know that?  Did they want to know?

His crimes are going to have a far-reaching effect on the overall mission.  We need to do more to ensure that no one soldier can create such a crisis.