Thursday, September 30, 2010

Surge In U.S. Military Suicides Is Reaching Epidemic Proportions

Top Admiral: Military Suicides Will Keep Rising -- Time Magazine

Admiral Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, was talking of the military's ability to fight future wars Wednesday when he suddenly changed gears. "We had five suicides in the Army last weekend," the nation's top military officer abruptly volunteered. And, he warned, such horrors are only going to grow.

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More News On The Growing Problem Of Suicides In The U.S. Military

Military Warns of Expected Increase in Soldier Suicides -- New York Magazine
Joint Chiefs chairman warns of rise in military suicides --
Surge in Military Suicides Tops Pentagon's 'Emergency' Issues -- US News And World Report
Four Suicides in a Week Take a Toll on Fort Hood -- New York Times
Army's largest base reeling from four apparent suicides in one weekend -- CNN
Fort Hood may break record for suicides this year -- Houston Chronicle/AP
Fort Hood suicides hit record number -- Austin News
Fort Hood assessing soldiers in wake of suicides -- AP

My Comment: They do not have a good idea on how to handle this growing problem, and even if they did, they do not have the resources to combat it.

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