Officials calculate the deaths at a rate of roughly 20.2 per 100,000 soldiers — which is higher than the adjusted civilian rate for the first time since the Vietnam War, officials told a Pentagon news conference.
Friday, January 30, 2009
US Army Suicide Rate highest since Vietnam War
I just watched Kubrick's Full Metal Jacket on TV. It shows a marine shooting his drill sargeant and then himself. When I was in the Air Force at least one guy killed himself. That's the risk of giving weapons to young men and then giving them killer assignments in shitholes.