Tuesday, November 10, 2009

USA Military: Suicides at Fort Hood Exceed 100 This Year

Over on Alternet Dahr Jamail of Asia Times reports on very shocking and sobering statistics. More US servicemen and women have taken their own lives at this one military base (right) this year than UK military who have died in action, accidents and incidents on deployment in Afghanistan. Around 100 lives lost for January to October. "10 Suicides a Month at Ft. Hood -- War Stress Is Taking Soldiers to the Brink". The shooting tragedy at Fort Hood on Friday points to a much larger problem of combat stress and overdeployment in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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