Maj. Gen. Cantwell's account, here, is worth reading. "The next day I wave goodbye to Jane, who is in tears, through the wire-impregnated glass of a door in a psychiatric ward. I am locked in. When I find my way to my room, I sit and weep like a child. How did it come to this? What the hell am I doing here?"
Thomas E. Ricks covered the U.S. military for the Washington Post from 2000 through 2008.