10
Sep
08

Record Army Suicide Rates

From CNN:

The rate of suicides among-active duty soldiers is on pace to surpass both last year’s numbers and the rate of suicide in the general U.S. population for the first time since the Vietnam war, according to U.S. Army officials.

Officials attribute the rise in suicides to anxiety and stress from increased operations and more deployments.

[…]

The rise can be attributed to the increased pace of combat operations, the number of deployments and financial and family troubles connected with deployments, Army officials said.

Meanwhile, Bush tries to privatize the GI Bill before leaving office.

Related: McCain’s record on NOT funding care for vets.

Originally posted at NYC Weboy.

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