Griping On The Front Lines

Homesick grunts from the Army's 3Rd Infantry Division may have ruffled Pentagon feathers last week by calling for Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld's resignation. But it turns out the soldiers have history on their side. As long as wars have been waged, troops have complained about their work, often censuring their leaders with more than harsh words. Here's a look at how servicemen have vented through the ages. --By Mitch Frank

REVOLUTIONARY WAR Reluctant Patriots George Washington labored to turn rebels into soldiers; despite lashings, they deserted often. In 1781 almost 2,000 men mutinied and took over Princeton, N.J., for several weeks

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