When I read about a local National Guard unit here in Utah being deployed to Afghanistan for a year, I was outraged. This is so wrong.

There is no reason we should be sending our troops — medical or otherwise — to faraway foreign locations where we have no business whatsoever. They are separated from their families for long periods of time and risking their lives. For what?

It is just plain misguided. It is not defending our nation. It is meddling in others' affairs. Why can't our leaders see this?

Capt. James Green

Heber City