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The Weight of War

Series produced by KUOW

Caption: Army Pfc. Ronald Craig (R) and<br> fellow soldiers in 3rd Platoon,<br> Combat Company, 1-32 Infantry,<br> return from a two-week patrol <br>in Afghanistan., Credit: Army Spc. Jon H. Arguello
Image by: Army Spc. Jon H. Arguello 
Army Pfc. Ronald Craig (R) and
fellow soldiers in 3rd Platoon,
Combat Company, 1-32 Infantry,
return from a two-week patrol
in Afghanistan. 

A look at the physiological effects of gear load on Service Members fighting the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Produced by KUOW and the Seattle Times.

Despite many technological advances in war fighting, an age old conundrum has dogged the military. How do you lighten the heavy loads carried by the troops while giving them enough protection and equipment needed to fight a war?


2 Pieces

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Caption: Army Pfc. Ronald Craig (R) and<br> fellow soldiers in 3rd Platoon,<br> Combat Company, 1-32 Infantry,<br> return from a two-week patrol <br>in Afghanistan., Credit: Army Spc. Jon H. Arguello
For troops in Iraq and Afghanistan, chronic orthopedic injuries are on the increase. They are associated with the heavy loads that soldiers are exp...

Bought by WEZU and WRVO Public Media


  • Added: Feb 28, 2011
  • Length: 06:31
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Army Pfc. Ronald Craig (R) and<br> fellow soldiers in 3rd Platoon,<br> Combat Company, 1-32 Infantry,<br> return from a two-week patrol <br>in Afghanistan., Credit: Army Spc. Jon H. Arguello
A two-part series on the physiological effects on soldiers stemming from the heavy loads they are required to carry while serving in Iraq and Afgh...

Bought by WEZU and WRVO Public Media


  • Added: Feb 28, 2011
  • Length: 06:21
  • Purchases: 2