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Military Suicides Booming

The Pentagon began tracking active duty military suicides in 2001. They begin rising in 2006, soared in 2009 then leveled. Military suicides hit a record high in 2012. Exceeded combat deaths in Afghanistan in 2012. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta calls it an epidemic. All branches are suffering.

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liveonearth
Jan. 16th, 2013 05:12 am (UTC)
I was contemplating that in active military duty, it's not easy to tell when a passive suicide has happened. All a soldier needs to do is take one extra chance and boom, it's all over.

I theorize that soldiers have historically been a happy lot because they have a mission and a tribe. That the rate is approaching that of us lousy civilians is a sad thing.
madman101
Jan. 16th, 2013 05:28 pm (UTC)
ha - very interesting

thanks

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