Military Suicides made the headlines recently.
That is a bummer.
Highest in the years they say.
They did not mention that the military has grown exponentially over the last ten years and now it is getting ready to draw down.
They did not mention all the talk about taking away benefits that were promised when these kids enlisted.
They don't talk about the current pace of operations other than war.
I have not heard them mention how we are expected to do more while giving us less.
Nothing about how many people are effectively being forced out due to cut backs.
How's that unemployment rate for returning vets looking?
They talk about the wars. That seems a popular horse to kick.
I haven't ever been the suicidal type so I have no direct insight as to why the kids are doing it. But I'd wager the motivation for these folks might not be so easy to pinpoint.