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Army suicides surpass last year
Associated Press, by Staff

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Posted By:NorthernDog, 11/19/2012 9:14:31 AM

WASHINGTON — Ten months into 2012, the number of suspected suicides by active-duty soldiers has surpassed last year’s total, even as the Pentagon struggles to stem the persistent problem. According to the Army, there were 20 possible suicides in October, bringing the total for the year to 166 — one more than the total for 2011. The 20 suspected soldier suicides in October is also a spike, compared to 15 in September. U.S. Army officials have been worried about the pace of suicides this year and were concerned the numbers would surge higher than last year

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A very sad commentary on the state of our armed forces.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: mickturn, 11/19/2012 9:55:35 AM     (No. 9023461)

Army of one...one is alone and wanting a real friend.

Army Strong...does this imply that everyone else isn´t strong?

How about the Army stop abusing it´s soldiers and sending them into harms way, continually! All the soldiers have to look forward to is fighting someone else´s wars and getting killed!

Politicians have always caused this kind of result.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: chumley, 11/19/2012 10:13:09 AM     (No. 9023493)

Under the best of circumstances it is a very stressful way to live. These are not the best of circumstances.
They are away from their families and civilization, are denied the basic human stress relievers, and they know that once it is over, it will begin again.
And they know they are doing it at the behest of a crook who will not identify the enemy and has no intention of winning. He will not even define winning.
Its a wonder there arent more.


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Reply 3 - Posted by: god of irony, 11/19/2012 10:57:01 AM     (No. 9023559)

This is what happens when there is no trust in your senior leadership, no clear mission, a move to hostile personnel policies for those that aren´t perfect and cuts in equipment and training.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: geneinnyc, 11/19/2012 12:52:35 PM     (No. 9023800)

Well, look who the Commander & Chief is.

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