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    CNN) -- "The U.S. Army reported Thursday that there were 325 confirmed or potential suicides last year among active and nonactive military personnel.

    "Our highest on record," said Lt. Gen. Howard Bromberg, deputy chief of staff, manpower and personnel for the Army.

    The grim total exceeds the number of total U.S. Army deaths (219) and total military deaths (313) in Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan, according to figures published by the military's Defense Casualty Analysis System."


    "Nobody knows No. 1, why all the suicides. Nobody has a good theoretical model for explaining this vector"

    325 Army suicides in 2012 a record - CNN.com


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    I know,

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    The US has a suicide rate of 12 per 100,000.

    There are roughly 3 million active and reserve members of the US military.

    Therefore, I would expect that there should be 360 suicides on population statistics alone. However, there was only 325 which is 35 less than the national average for that many people.

    Considering the trauma of war so many go through, these are actually low figures.

    What is worrying, is the rising trend.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Carlos the Jackal View Post

    CNN) -- "The U.S. Army reported Thursday that there were 325 confirmed or potential suicides last year among active and nonactive military personnel.

    "Our highest on record," said Lt. Gen. Howard Bromberg, deputy chief of staff, manpower and personnel for the Army.

    The grim total exceeds the number of total U.S. Army deaths (219) and total military deaths (313) in Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan, according to figures published by the military's Defense Casualty Analysis System."


    "Nobody knows No. 1, why all the suicides. Nobody has a good theoretical model for explaining this vector"

    325 Army suicides in 2012 a record - CNN.com


    "We shall cast terror into the hearts of those who disbelieve" {Qur'an 3:151}

    "Of a truth ye are stronger than they because of the terror in their hearts, sent by God." {Qur'an 59:13}
    It would be nice if you followed their example creep.
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    The fact that the US military do one year tours can't help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ManOfReason View Post
    It would be nice if you followed their example creep.
    Sufferin cats!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ManOfReason View Post
    It would be nice if you followed their example creep.

    You're seriously lacking reason man

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    Quote Originally Posted by eoghanacht View Post
    You're seriously lacking reason man
    I've always regarded him as the most inappropriately named member of P.ie!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dunlin3 View Post
    The fact that the US military do one year tours can't help.
    Or lied to about every facet of army life as claimed in a book called 'The Deserter's tale'.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ribeye View Post
    Sufferin cats!
    Well he is a raging anti-smite who pollutes every thread with his hate posts. Of course the suicide suggestion if for his Politics.ie user profile, not him/her personally.
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