Terrible trend for U.S. military
The Kansas City Star
U.S. troops had seen suicides level off in 2010 and 2011. However, now they are averaging nearly one a day.
That’s a disturbing trend. The 154 suicides for active-duty troops in the first 155 days of this year outnumber the U.S. military personnel killed in action in Afghanistan by about 50 percent, The Associated Press reports.
There is no clear reason behind the jump in suicides. However, this is one of the effects of a nearly 11-year war the U.S. has maintained in Afghanistan.
It is another reason for U.S. troops to exit now.