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Sat Jan 21, 2012, 08:00 AM Jan 2012

Report: US Soldiers Bringing Their Violence Home from Overseas

Report: US Soldiers Bringing Their Violence Home from Overseas
Published on Friday, January 20, 2012 by Common Dreams
- Common Dreams staff

After more than ten years at war, soldiers in the US military are more prone to sexual violence, domestic abuse (including spousal and child abuse), and suicide, according to a report released by the Pentagon on Thursday.

Reuters sez:

Violent sex crimes committed by active U.S. Army soldiers have almost doubled over the past five years, due in part to the trauma of war, according to an Army report released on Thursday.

Reported violent sex crimes increased by 90 percent over the five-year period from 2006 to 2011. There were 2,811 violent felonies in 2011, nearly half of which were violent felony sex crimes. Most were committed in the United States.

One violent sex crime was committed by a soldier every six hours and 40 minutes in 2011, the Army said, serving as the main driver for an overall increase in violent felony crimes.

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Report: US Soldiers Bringing Their Violence Home from Overseas (Original Post) unhappycamper Jan 2012 OP
No one could have predicted that. Scuba Jan 2012 #1
+1 DCKit Jan 2012 #2
Whut? lonestarnot Jan 2012 #3
yup... back to the poor neighborhoods fascisthunter Jan 2012 #4
There's a push to make them teachers and cops. T S Justly Jan 2012 #5
Wait a second Shankapotomus Jan 2012 #6
Gee, who could have predicted this? bemildred Jan 2012 #7


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6. Wait a second
Sat Jan 21, 2012, 12:25 PM
Jan 2012

The people trained to protect Americans are MORE likely, as a group, to commit acts of violence against their fellow citizens than civilians?

Is that correct?

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