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2012 military suicides hit a record high of 349

January 16, 2013 by legitgov

2012 military suicides hit a record high of 349 14 Jan 2013 Suicides in the U.S. military surged to a record 349 last year, far exceeding American combat deaths in Afghanistan, and some private experts are predicting the dark trend will grow worse this year. The Pentagon has struggled to deal with the suicides, which Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and others have called an epidemic. The problem reflects severe strains on military personnel burdened with more than a decade of combat in Afghanistan and Iraq, complicated by anxiety over the prospect of being forced out of a shrinking force.

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My epidemic is bigger than your epidemic.

January 16, 2013 by Anonymous446 (not verified), 1 year 34 weeks ago
Comment: 3521

War is the epidemic, stupid.

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