Pentagon Orders Longer Tours for Soldiers in Iraq  New York Times By DAVID STOUT Published: April 11, 2007 WASHINGTON, April 11 — All active-duty Army troops now in Iraq or Afghanistan or headed to either country will serve 15-month tours of duty, up from the usual 12-month tours, effective immediately, the Pentagon announced today. Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates called the change “a difficult and necessary interim step” and said it would at least give soldiers and their families more predictability than they have now.
The mission already sucked. Now it sucks 25% more. Time to hit the reject button.