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US Politics & Gov't

What They Died For
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: American War, War of Terror, Bush, Cheney, Republicans, Obama, Democrats, Military Industrial Complex, Stop Loss, PTSD, Veterans, Suicide, American Imperialism, Hubris, VA Scandal, Mental Health Care, Politics )

Brian
- 13 days ago - truth-out.org
"Of the 4,486 American military deaths in Iraq, 911 were considered "non-combat related," that is, non-accidents, suicides. In some years, more soldiers died by their own hand than in combat. They died of the war, but not in the war. What for?"
Mississippi Tea Party Leader Arrested In Photo Scandal Is Found Dead
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Mark Mayfield, death, suicide, Mississippi, Tea Party, republicans, corruption, politics, ethics )

Carrie
- 14 days ago - nationalmemo.com
Tea party official Mark Mayfield, charged in connection with a scandal involving photos of Mississippi Sen. Thad Cochran's ailing wife, has been found dead and police said they suspect suicide.
SOS! Save Our Soldiers!
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: government, military, healthcare, TBI, PTSD, troops, war, suicide, death, (VA) veteran )

Dee
- 532 days ago - psychologytoday.com
Newspapers across the nation this week reported an alarming fact: Military suicides outnumbered combat-related deaths in 2012. The Associated Press reported that the latest Pentagon numbers indicate a rate of nearly one suicide per day last year with 349
U.S. Army Suicides Reached Record Monthly High in July
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: americans, military, government, death, suicide )

Dee
- 693 days ago - news.yahoo.com
Twenty-six active-duty soldiers are believed to have committed suicide in July, more than double the number reported for June and the most suicides ever recorded in a month since the U.S. Army began tracking detailed statistics on such deaths.
CRISIS AT THE VA
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: VA, claims, suicide, war, Iraq, Afghanistan, Veterans, crisis )

Dandelion
- 1141 days ago - standwithvets.org
The VA has treated and diagnosed 565,000 new, first-time Iraq War and Afghanistan War veteran patients. The VA's count excludes veterans who sought private care, retired veterans treated by the military, and student veterans treated at campus clinics.
Suicide Hot Line Got Calls From 22,000 Veterans
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: army, navy, air force, marinesm coast guard, national guard, suicide, troops, us, war, military, help, va, veterans, ptsd )

Steve
- 2174 days ago - news.yahoo.com
The VA estimates that every year 6,500 veterans take their own lives. ...... of the 18 veterans who commit suicide each day, four to five of them are under VA care, and 12,000 veterans under VA care are attempting suicide each year.
Why Did U.S. Soldier Kill Herself -- Instead of Taking Part in Torture? - Politics on The Huffington Post
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: torture, women in the military, suicide )


- 2288 days ago - huffingtonpost.com
They stripped prisoners naked and then removed their blindfolds so that I was the first thing they saw. And then we were supposed to mock them and degrade their manhood. And it really didn't seem to make a lot of sense to me. I didn't know if this was sta
A Soldier's Suicide: Did He Have to Die?
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: soldier, suicide, death, sad, bush, bushadministration, corruption, crime, ethics, politics, terrorism, war, usa, troops, republicans, military, government, congress, iraq )

Mari
- 2397 days ago - news.yahoo.com
His parents didn't find out about the note for well over a year, and only then when it showed up in a government envelope in his father's rural North Carolina mailbox.
USA TODAY; Army Suicide Rate at 26-Year High
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: government, army, suicide )

Valerie
- 2522 days ago - usatoday.com
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Ninety-nine U.S. soldiers killed themselves last year, the highest rate of suicide in the Army in 26 years of record-keeping.
No Records Kept on Veterans' Suicides
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: troops, military, cover-up, suicide )


- 2600 days ago - military.com
WASHINGTON - In the three months after Marine Maj. John Ruocco returned from Iraq feeling numb and depressed, he couldn't sleep. He had lost weight. He had nightmares. He was distracted and withdrawn from his two young sons.
Mentally Unfit, Forced To Fight
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: U.S. military, war, psychological health, troops, suicide )

Xochi
- 2678 days ago - courant.com
The U.S. military is sending troops with serious psychological problems into Iraq and is keeping soldiers in combat even after superiors have been alerted to suicide warnings and other signs of mental illness, a Courant investigation has found.
   

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