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Mon Jan 14, 2013, 01:11 PM

2012 military suicides hit record high of 349

Source: US News

WASHINGTON (AP) The Associated Press has learned that suicides in the U.S. military surged to a record 349 last year.

That far exceeds the 295 American combat deaths in Afghanistan in 2012 and compares with 301 military suicides in 2011.

Some private experts predict that the trend will worsen this year.

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and others have called military suicides an epidemic.

Read more: http://www.usnews.com/news/world/articles/2013/01/14/2012-military-suicides-hit-record-high-of-349

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Response to IDemo (Original post)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 01:45 PM

1. We have asked so much of our forces for the last 12 years--more

than some of them could bear. Aside from PTSD and deployment stress, the repeated long-term separations from spouses and family takes a huge toll--weakens and sometimes breaks apart their support systems.

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Mon Jan 14, 2013, 01:52 PM

2. Almost as many military suicides in 10 years as civilian deaths on 911.

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Response to IDemo (Original post)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 11:08 PM

3. What a terrible sacrifice of young lives,

to serve a corporate agenda that pretends to protect us from made up bogeymen. The US foreign policy is based on lies and propaganda for consumption at home and abroad.
We should honor and protect those who refuse to continue to participate in these crimes against humanity.

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