BBC: UK soldier and veteran suicides 'outstrip Afghan deaths'

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  1. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-23259865
     

    You can watch a Panorama special, Broken by Battle, on BBC One at 21:00 BST or Monday, 15 July or catch up later on the iPlayer

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    It's the same here where the Department of Veterans' Affairs is backlogged tens, probably hundreds of thousands of claims for treatment.
     
  2. Tragic though this figure is, I hope that that some consideration is given to the other possibility, namely that combat deaths are low and the suicide baseline for high-intensity warfare is sadly normal?

    Otherwise this statistic is being, well, 'leveraged' by the media and that would be naughty and not what we would have expected of the BBC?
     
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  3. Schaden

    Schaden LE Book Reviewer

    Worthy of the Ally thread...

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  4. Having read about his tour in the book Dead Men Risen, I completely agree.