Tuesday, October 26, 2010
Marchman Act Blog: More Iraqi Security Personnel Using Drugs, Alcohol on Duty
The Times based its story on interviews with "dozens" of security personnel, public officials, politicians, pharmacists, and drug dealers, and said the trend had grown worse over the past year. The Iraqi police refused to comment, and the military said that the problem was uncommon.
According to the Times' sources, in high-risk areas of the country, as many as 50 percent of soldiers and police, including their commanders, use drugs and alcohol to cope with fear, stress, and boredom.
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