|AH-64D Longbow Apache in Iraq|
The story, from USA Today (7/15/11): Reservists allege mistreatment by Army
Reservists with a Kentucky-based attack helicopter battalion have signed a complaint accusing the Army of mistreatment and discrimination during the four-month training period before their deployment to Iraq.
The soldiers (including company commanders) say they experienced virtual "lockdown" confinement to base and had their movements and freedoms severely restricted. The Army commander who oversees Reserve units during preparation for war says the restrictions were necessary to bring the soldiers up to speed on flying the latest version of the AH-64D Longbow.
What do you suspect? Is this another case of different (worse) treatment for reservists and Guardsmen? Or were the restrictions appropriate?