Monday, November 10, 2014

The Psychopaths' War: Nearly 8000 Suicides Every Year

Democracy Now | Nov 10, 2014

On the eve of Veterans Day, we discuss with Matthew Hoh, a former Marine who fought in Iraq, the hidden impacts of war on those who serve. In 2009, Hoh became the first known U.S. official to resign in protest over the Afghan War. "The costs of these wars are hidden," Hoh says. "Men and women coming from war have always been afflicted by suicide. The problem is we don't get help until we hit rock bottom." \

Twenty-two U.S. veterans commit suicide every day, a toll that has surpassed the number of soldiers killed in combat. 

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