Army: Soldier suicide rate may set record again

Soldier suicides this year could surpass the record rate of last year, Army officials said Thursday, urging military leaders at all levels to redouble prevention efforts for a force strained by two wars.

"Army leaders are fully aware that repeated deployments have led to increased distress and anxiety for both soldiers and their families," Army Secretary Pete Geren said.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

War is basically an extension of foreign policy through organized violence: it possible that some of those who committed suicide no longer saw themselves as the champions of democracy, but as instruments of a geopolitical agenda only attainable at the point of a gun?

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