Lobello's Sympathy For Soldiers

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particular example, follow the rules they are given. However, the issue with this is that the rules are far too ambiguous. As a result, soldiers often will shoot at civilians because they perceive their actions as threats when it is not the case. Veterans suffer from both immediate and long-term effects, primarily guilt, and Filkins reports upon Lobello’s empathy for his victims: “he felt their suffering in his own” (Filkins 99). Fighters are left haunted by what occurs overseas, traumatized, and in the case of some, even “ruined” (Filkins 99). Filkins’ reports on the lack of initial instruction given to fighters while deployed, followed by complete abandonment once fighters are discharged through Lobello’s personal story in efforts to raise

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