“This situation is just an intolerable insult”

stripChrista Southworth’s husband spent part of last year embedded in Iraq as part of the Army’s Human Terrain System, a program that pairs anthropologists and other social scientists with combat brigades to help tacticians in the field understand local cultures. He booked a United Airlines flight home last spring for the birth of his second child.

Then his mission ended early, so he caught a military transport plane back to the States. And then, much to his surprise, he found himself holding a worthless ticket.
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