Las fuerzas armadas admiten que existe un serio problema con los suicidios y se les habla en su contra a los soldados, pero lo que tienen que hacer es detener estas guerras ya :
Fort Campbell tries to stop soldier suicides
FORT CAMPBELL , Ky. — Thousands of soldiers, their bald eagle shoulder patches lined up row upon row across the grassy field, stood at rigid attention to hear a stern message from their commander.
Brig. Gen. Stephen Townsend addressed the 101st Airborne Division with military brusqueness: Suicides at the post had spiked after soldiers started returning home from war, and this was unacceptable.
"It's bad for soldiers, it's bad for families, bad for your units, bad for this division and our Army and our country and it's got to stop now," he insisted. "Suicides on Fort Campbell have to stop now."
It sounded like a typical, military response to a complicated and tragic situation. Authorities believe that 21 soldiers from Fort Campbell killed themselves in 2009, the same year that the Army reported 160 potential suicides, the most since 1980, when it started recording those deaths.
But Townsend's martial response is not the only one. Behind the scenes, there has been a concerted effort at Fort Campbell over the past year to change the hard-charging military mindset to show no weakness, complete the mission.
Madres contra la Guerra
Sonia Margarita Santiago, portavoz
27 de abril de 2010
Posted by Madres contra la Guerra @ 8:52 a.m.