Military Suicide Epidemic: More US Soldiers Have Killed Themselves Than Died on Battlefield in 2012

More U.S. soldiers have died this year by taking their own lives than on the battlefield. The Pentagon says there have been at least 154 suicides among active-duty troops in 2012, a rate of nearly one each day. We're joined by three guests: Kevin Hines, who survived a jump off the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco and now counsels suicidal soldiers; Bonnie Carroll, co-chair of the Pentagon's Task Force on the Prevention of Suicide in the Armed Forces and ... Full Story »

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by Dwight Rousu - Jun. 14, 2012

When failed offensive wars of choice result in more suicides than combat deaths, it is a serious sign of cognitive dissonance of committing war crimes, and lack of psychological care in the military and veterans administration. This report includes poignant stories from vets and family.

The epidemic of suicides is tied to the epidemic of wars, including the two idiotically popular war launches in Afghanistan and Iraq. An even less reported subject is the post traumatic stress and suicide rates among the people in the countries we have invaded.

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