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Tuesday, October 11, 2005

Three Iraq Special Forces Veterans Commit Suicide on Returning Home


News Item:
The Army says there appears to be no connection between the men's overseas service and their deaths, and Army investigators found no "common contributing cause" among the three. The fact they were in the same unit is only a coincidence, Special Operations Command spokeswoman Diane Grant said at Fort Bragg, N.C.

Others are not so sure. Steve Robinson, a former Army Ranger and veterans' advocate, said he suspects there were problems in the men's unit — namely, a macho refusal to acknowledge stress and seek help.
It is obvious, and yet it is scrubbed from our national discourse: the essential inhumanity and cruelty of war.

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