Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Iraq: Whiskey Tango Foxtrot

This article in NYT on weekend highlight the massive increase in suicides by U.S Military vets returning form service in Iraq/Afghanistan.  Currently 6,500 veterans take their own lives every year - a  ratio of 25 for every battlefield death although many feel even these suicide stats are an under-estimate due to the uncertain data identification challenges. One of the websites mentioned is Veterans for Commonsense.

Much of the photojournalism is by Ashley Gilbertson who's book is on this crushing subject.


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