Monday, June 11, 2012

Ya think?

After multiple tours in multiple shitholes, the headline doesn't come as a surprise to anybody here.

Suicides are surging among America's troops, averaging nearly one a day this year — the fastest pace in the nation's decade of war.

The 154 suicides for active-duty troops in the first 155 days of the year far outdistance the U.S. forces killed in action in Afghanistan — about 50 percent more — according to Pentagon statistics obtained by The Associated Press.

The numbers reflect a military burdened with wartime demands from Iraq and Afghanistan that have taken a greater toll than foreseen a decade ago. The military also is struggling with increased sexual assaults, alcohol abuse, domestic violence and other misbehavior.


We foresaw this, not that anybody listens to a couple old enlisted guys, but we've been saying this is gonna be a problem for generations.


Oldfool said...

Those that could do something about it foresaw it as well but they don't give a shit.

Fixer said...

... they don't give a shit."

Exactly; because they only see the troops as cannon fodder and deck apes.