Gates, however, views these cuts as a redeployment of resources rather than a reduction of defense spending.
That message is lost on the soldiers of Bravo who, on the eve of redeployment, have no reason to feel hopeful about their lives.
Some say that the uncertainty and ultimate disappointment of redeployment may have taken a heavy toll on Bales.
“redeployment,” by debut author Phil Klay, puts you in the boots of a soldier returning home.
World War II officers had to abide by this standard in dealing with the general malaise which arose out of redeployment.