Richard S. wrote:Where's your proof? I haven't added them up but as far as active personnel goes the suicide rate is much lower during the bush administration than the Clinton Administration and he wasn't even in a protracted conflict.
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Military Suicide Rate Highest in 26 Years..Vets Urge Support Save Email Print
Posted: 12:14 PM Aug 30, 2007
Last Updated: 5:08 PM Aug 30, 2007
Reporter: Brian Dorman
A local group of supporters, veterans and faith leaders met in Topeka Thursday morning to show support for a funding bill that would support troops in health care, injury research and job training.
Veterans say it is necessary to support this bill and that Kansans need to urge local officials, especially Senator Brownback and Roberts to support this bill that is threatened to be vetoed by President Bush. (my emphasis)
They stressed that this is not about whether we should be at war or not it is about what we need to be doing for those that are at war and those that will be going to war when they return.
An Army Suicide Event Report discovered that suicides in the Army has reached a 26 year high alarming local and national agencies. It will be up to support from Kansas Leaders like Brownback and Roberts to vote for the Labor HHS-Education appropriations bill to allow funds for programs of suicide prevention as well as job training and homelessness prevention services.
From http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nati ... 5432.story
Military suicide rate
Tribune wire reports
9:15 AM CDT, May 29, 2008
The number of Army suicides increased again last year, amid the most violent year yet in both the Iraq and Afghanistan wars.
An Army official said Thursday that 115 troops committed suicide in 2007, a nearly 13 percent increase over the previous year's 102. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because a full report on the deaths wasn't being released until later Thursday.
About a quarter of the deaths occurred in Iraq.
The 115 confirmed deaths among active duty soldiers and National Guard and Reserve troops that had been activated was a lower number than previously feared. Preliminary figures released in January showed as many as 121 troops might have killed themselves, but a number of the deaths were still being investigated then and have since been attributed to other causes, the officials said.
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