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Old 01-19-2012, 12:18 PM
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Default Army report: suicides down, but violent crimes up

And now this... Which is might be a combo of Combat Stess or gang activity which the military does down play. Anyone with thought on this?


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Army report: suicides down, but violent crimes up
19 Jan. 2012


WASHINGTON – A new Army report says the number of suicides among soldiers has been leveling off, but there has been a dramatic jump in domestic violence, sex crimes and other destructive behavior in a force that has been stressed by a decade of war.

Army Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Peter Chiarelli said Tuesday that violent sex crimes and domestic violence have increased more than 30 percent since 2006 and child abuse by 43 percent.
Chiarelli was releasing a 200-page report on the health of the troops and the Army's efforts to address the problem.

It said that 278 soldiers in the active duty, Guard and Reserve committed suicide in the budget year ended in September, compared to 304 the previous fiscal year.
Army Report: Suicides Down, But Violent Crimes Up | Fox News

I have been saying these multiple tours will cause blow back and in time will result in destructive behavior
I would have to agree with Billo we need to start drafting others into the military as this can't continue. These troops need to become trainers not to be sent back into combat.
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I work with the Navy and Marine Corps but I'm willing to bet that they're seeing similar trends. These repeated deployments are taking an incredible toll on both the families and the troops.
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