01/08/2011 10:16 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Improved Troop Survival Rates In Afghanistan The Grimmest Sort Of Success

Several soldiers and those who care for them framed the improved survival rates as the grimmest sort of success. Many more troops -- some missing multiple limbs or their genitals, or suffering brain damage -- are being rescued from near death. But their wounds will be exceptionally difficult to overcome later as they try to resume work, and social and family lives.

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