Military Good News; Military Bad News

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Good news: suicides declined in 2010 for active duty Army (162 to 156); bad news: suicides increased in 2010 for the Army National Guard and Reserve (80 to 145). Story here. Good news: the number of troops in Iraq and the number of dead U.S. soldiers has decreased; bad news: the number of troops in Afghanistan and the number of dead U.S. soldiers has increased. See my recent “When Will the Iraq War Really End?

But of those who didn’t take their own life or have their life taken from them, 300,000 veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan need psychiatric help through drugs. Story here. Unfortunately, these are probably the ones who will become the next generation of cops. And that is bad news for us.

8:10 pm on March 26, 2011