Troop Morale

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A team surveyed troops in Iraq last summer and found low morale, unusually high rates of suicide and limited access to mental health services. The report was released last week, and it raises serious issues for the force expected to be in Iraq for several more years. Join NPR's Neal Conan and his guests to discuss morale in a war zone.


Col. Virgil Patterson
*chief of the Army Mental Health Advisory Team which conducted a troop moral survey

Dr. Paul Ragan
*Associate professor of psychology at Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Thomas Ricks
*Military correspondent, The Washington Post



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