Gates Calls Barracks Conditions 'Appalling'




 
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Gates Calls Barracks Conditions 'Appalling'
 
May 2nd, 2008  
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Gates Calls Barracks Conditions 'Appalling'
USA Today
May 2, 2008
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Defense Secretary Robert Gates, after watching a YouTube video showing poor barracks conditions at the Army's Fort Bragg in North Carolina, called the situation "appalling" and said all commanders must ensure their troops have decent quarters.
"Soldiers should never have to live in such squalor," Gates said Thursday in a speech to soldiers at Fort Bliss in Texas. The nearly 10-minute video, shot by the father of an 82nd Airborne paratrooper, showed mold, peeling paint and broken plumbing fixtures in the Korean War-era barracks. The video, which surfaced last week, triggered a global inspection of Army barracks.
 


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