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Returning troops denied water, bathrooms under quarantine

 

March 20, 2020



WASHINGTON (AP) — It wasn't the welcome home that U.S. soldiers expected when they returned from war zones in the Middle East in the past week.

When their planes landed at Fort Bliss, Texas, they were herded into buses, denied water and the use of bathrooms, then quarantined in packed barracks, with little food or access to the outdoors. "This is no way to treat Soldiers returning from war," one soldier told The Associated Press in an email.

The soldiers posted notes on social media about the poor conditions. Their complaints got quick attention from senior Army and Pentagon leaders. Now...



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