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March 14th, 2012
08:04 PM ET

Inside the U.S. Army's 'outlaw platoon' in Afghanistan

A former U.S. Army captain who served in Afghanistan and has written a book about his experiences talked to Erin Burnett about the profound effects of extended combat, repeated tours of duty, and the stress of years of war. Sean Parnell, author of "Outlaw Platoon", says squads need to process stress together, as a team, just the way they have been trained to fight.


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  1. Ndubueze Chuku

    No black person was ever elected president in the USA for 232 years. Do you know what? Barack Obama broke that 232-year streak! So, cut this crap and write something more relevant to today's events.

    March 15, 2012 at 11:56 am | Reply
  2. Laura Bowser

    Erin Burnett should learn how to pronounce words properly. Yesterday she really messed up on pronouncing the word PLATOON which, unfortunately, she repeated more than once. Get a dictionary and check out the way to pronounce the word, Erin.

    March 15, 2012 at 8:42 am | Reply

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