Report: Troop Morale up in Afghanistan

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) - A new report says U.S. soldiers had higher morale and suffered fewer mental health problems in Afghanistan last year as they handed off more duties to Afghans and saw less combat themselves.

The Army report released Monday was drawn from a battlefield survey of troops and interviews in June and July. It was the ninth time the service had sent psychiatrists to the field to measure soldier mental health and assess care available to them.

The report says rates of soldiers with problems such as depression, acute stress and suicidal tendencies were down from rates in surveys taken in 2010 and 2012. During those two years the number of troops in Afghanistan increased, along with the violence they faced.


Join the Conversation!

To comment, the following rules must be followed:

  • No Obscenity, Profanity, Vulgarity, Racism or Violent Descriptions
  • No Negative Community Comparisons
  • No Fighting, Name-calling, Trolling or Personal Attacks
  • Multiple Accounts are Not Allowed
  • Stay on Story Topic

Comments may be monitored for inappropriate content, but the station is under no legal obligation to do so.
If you believe a comment violates the above rules, please use the Flagging Tool to alert a Moderator.
Flagging does not guarantee removal.

Multiple violations may result in account suspension.
Decisions to suspend or unsuspend accounts are made by Station Moderators.
Questions may be sent to comments@kbtx.com. Please provide detailed information.

powered by Disqus
KBTX-TV Channel 3 4141 E. 29th Street Bryan, TX 77802 Phone: (979) 846-7777 Fax: (979) 846-1490 News Fax: (979) 846-1888
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 243379311 - kbtx.com/a?a=243379311