do their guys go through any kind of 'decompression' post tour?chocolate_frog said:American R&R is a long haul back ot the states, and it starts the moment the soldier hits American territory. Imagine a bloke living in detroit, but landing in Florida first. There is two days gone straight away.
Have you got a link that backs that statement up? I lived and worked with them in Baghdad and the only sexual problem that happened at Victory was a Capt getting done for prostitution and a PFC sent home for shagging the iraqi bloke who ran the dodgy film shacktropper66 said:The Septics also have a major RAPE problem in theater
Our(U.S.Army) End Strength is over 1 million men and women(Active, Reserve, National Guard, IRR)- 128 committed Suicide last year, 44 of them had never even deployed to a Combat Zone (guess PTSD is out for them)stab23 said:
tomthetinker said:Returned American soldiers and off duty soldiers have ready access to firearms; British soldiers usually don't. how many ex British squaddies might have reached for their pistol in the small hours, after a bottle of scotch, if they had a gun at home?
I knew a few that did - and I suspect that if we owned guns the way the Yanks do, figures might be a lot higher.[/quotes]
still doesnt explain the decrease in suicides in the british army
1996=19 suicides per 100,000
2005=8 suicides per 100,000
part way down the page there is a scatter graph of service suicide rates