Thursday, January 20, 2011
* THE MACBETHAN CENTURY
Military suicides 2010
The Washington Post reports:
Last year, 301 active-duty, reserve and National Guard soldiers committed suicide, compared to 242 in 2009, senior Army officials said.
The overall increase comes despite a massive effort on the part of the Army's senior leaders to hire hundreds of mental health and substance abuse counselors and a major push to reduce the stigma among soldiers of seeking mental health care. Most of those efforts have been focused on the Army's active-duty force, which did see a small drop in the number of suicides, from 162 in 2009 to 156 last year.
According to Piero Scaruffi
160 million people were killed in wars and genocides in the 20th century. That is 16 million a decade or 1.6 million a year.
Posted by Paul D. Keane, The Anti-Yale at 5:22 AM