"Soldiers who were medically unfit or considered borderline have been sent to the Middle East to meet Army goals for deployable strength, The Denver Post reported Thursday.
"Quoting internal Army e-mails and a Fort Carson soldier, the newspaper said that more than 50 troops were deployed to Kuwait en route to Iraq while they were still getting medical treatment for various conditions. At least two have been sent home.
"Capt. Scot Tebo, the surgeon for Fort Carson's 3rd Brigade Combat Team, wrote in an e-mail obtained by the newspaper that 'We have been having issues reaching deployable strength, and thus have been taking along some borderline soldiers who we would otherwise have left behind for continued treatment.'"
- AP: Medically 'Unfit' U.S. Troops Sent to Iraq -