Army Suicides This Year Exceed 2012 Combat Deaths In Afghanistan

US Army 2 SC Army Suicides This Year Exceed 2012 Combat Deaths in Afghanistan

(CNSNews.com) – The number of suicides among U.S. Army active duty and reserve personnel in 2012 is higher than the total combined military fatalities from Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan over the same timeframe.
Even without Army data for October, the number of deaths believed to be suicides among U.S. Army personnel from January through September still surpass the combined military combat deaths in Afghanistan from January up to October 22.

In 2012, there have been a total of 247 suspected suicides among Army active and reserve duty personnel. Of those, 158 have been confirmed as suicides and 89 remain under investigation.

According to the Afghanistan Index database maintained by the Brookings Institution, there have been 222 combined military deaths in 2012 among active and reserve components from “hostile causes,” as of Sept. 28. (p. 11 Figure 1.17)

An additional 40 military fatalities were the result of “non-hostile causes,” which means they were fatalities not caused by the Taliban, insurgency forces or Afghan forces – so-called “green-on-blue” attacks.

Read More at cnsnews.com . By Patrick Burke.

Photo credit: The U.S. Army (Creative Commons)

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4 comments to Army Suicides This Year Exceed 2012 Combat Deaths In Afghanistan

  • truthfail

    This is a sad and tragic situation and something should be done about it. Military suicides have been rising since 2004. This story has been covered in mainstream media for more than a month when the numbers for the first half of 2012 came out. What exactly has Obama been 'exposed' of doing?

  • upaces88

    I read an article like this several months ago. He has/ and IS still committing an extremely negative propaganda AGAINST OUR TROOPS. Each time I read something, I wrote it down to make a list. I didn't start in the beginning of his term so I am sure I didn't get everything. Please correct me If I left something out.
    Part 1:
    Obama decides the Ft Hood Shooting was a case of "Work place violence"; instead of Islam infiltrating Our Military;
    Rips the Military Budget as he gives politicians a raise;
    Cancels Military Retirement;
    Changes the Rule of Military Combat Pay;
    Ships shell casings of ammunition to China.
    Announces to the world about the cut in Nukes;
    Orders the Military to lie about Afghanistan;
    Flags are flown at half staff when a hero dies — allows the American Flag at half mast for a black singer;
    Decides NOT to give a Purple Heart to the survivors of the Ft. Hood Shooting calling it "work place violence";
    Fraudulent Affirmative Action Picked for Head Drill Sergeant;
    Slashes 1,200 National Guard to 300 along the borders for Terrorists to enter;
    Despite his approving of Sodomy and Bestiality — Military Restores Ban;
    Disrespects Seal families;
    Veterans' Cemetery must ban "GOD and Jesus from Military graves."
    Violates the rights of Military Chaplains.
    Lies about bin Laden's death…won't show pictures or video of Islamic burial at sea….lies about helicopter crash
    No seals were Injured during Bin Laden raid…however, those who knew died (can't remember the exact number)
    Repeals DADT….
    Wanted injured military to pay for their own medical expenses because they had volunteered to fight in the military…..
    (12/28) Breaks Promise to Military and keeps Troops in Afghanistan until 2014
    (01/12) Obama quietly signed the NDAA, the National Defense Authorization Act, which nullifies the Bill of Rights and declares America to be a "battleground" in which all American citizens can be arrested, imprisoned, tortured and even killed with no due process.
    (2/09) Obama Guts Military and gives Bureaucrats a Raise
    (2/10) Denies Hero(s) Purple Hearts — calling Ft. Hood Shootings as Work Place Violence
    (2/14) Military Chaplains charged with sedition/Treason for teaching against sin
    (2/16) Military to Fake Belly, Breast to better understand how females in the Military feel;
    (2/25) Our Military burned Koran and Obama apologized causing the deaths of two Officers who were unarmed were shot in the back of the head in a secured location.
    2/26 Obama doesn't stand with Military as NATO tries to prosecute the Military men who burned Koran;
    (2/26) Military Refuses to take orders from him;
    (2/26) Takes healthcare away from Military;
    Triples co-pay on their insurance.
    (2/27) Obama mocks Military by burning a Bible
    (2/27) Military now responsible for their own health care (even when they come back from the Middle East without a limb, etc.)
    Under the Radar, he sends troops to 4 African countries
    Changes Rules of Engagement
    Forcing Troops to Lie about the Progress in Afghanistan
    Obama threatens Chaplains: "You can't preach against me in chapel."

    • upaces88

      Part 2: Obama and Our Military:

      (3/4/12) Obama threatens Chaplains: "You can't preach against me in chapel."
      (just following) Chaplains cannot preach against sin
      3/27/2012 — Tax "our" Military to give to HIS New Military
      4/14 – Army Generals Plead With Obama "Bring them HOME"
      (4/23) – Military Rates Obama as the worst President they have served with
      (4/25) Seals Blast Obama for using them as Campaign tools for going after Osama Bin Laden
      (05/01/12) Forcing New West Point Cadets to become PC for Muslims
      (05/04/12) Forced Our Military to shove their butts in the air praying position to Islam
      (05/05/12) Cuts Military Budget "again" setting us up for defeat
      (05/06/12) Chip under the skin for Military Personnel
      (05/09/12) Backs Taliban as they Kill Our Military
      (05/09/12) Claims Military are fighting on "his" behalf
      (05/10/12) Obama Releases Taliban Terrorists while Military Man Held captive for 3 yrs
      (05/11/2012) Obama Suspended Classes on Islam — The way to save the world is through Nukes (like WWII)…
      05/13/2012) Slashes Military Budget for healthcare to build $750,000 exercise facilities for Muslims who are incarcerated
      (05/13/2012) Obama Cuts $13 Billion from TriCare for Military
      (05/14/2012) Obama offers purple heart to the victims of terror BUT NOT those at Ft. Hood+ considered Ft. Hood "work Place Violence"
      (05/16/2012) The Navy just fired it's 16th command officer for 2011 REPLACED w/Obama Appointee
      Navy Commander Fired Over Falsified Records REPLACED w/ OBAMA Appointee
      NAVY FIRED Five Attack Submarines CO's REPLACED w/ OBAMA Appointees
      Navy Fires 10th CO This Year REPLACED w/ OBAMA Appointee
      Navy Relieves CO of New Ship REPLACED w/ OBAMA Appointee
      Navy Medicine CO Fired for Poor Command Climate REPLACED w/ OBAMA Appointee
      USAF CHIEF OF STAFF FIRED REPLACED w/ OBAMA Appointee
      NORTHCOM Commander fired REPLACED w/ OBAMA Appointee
      15 ARMY GENERAL FIRED REPLACED w/ OBAMA Appointee
      5 MARINE GENERALS FRIED REPLACED w/ OBAMA Appointee
      ( 05/21/12) President Betrayed Troops by releasing a known terrorist killer
      (05/23/12) Obama Undermines Troops Putting Taliban in Power as They KILL OUR TROOPS;

      • upaces88

        Part 3: Obama and the Military:
        (05/28/12) Memorial Day: Makes the day to honor OUR Troops all about him
        (06/01/12) Veto promise comes because House GOP leaders are breaking faith with last summer’s budget deal by cutting overall funding for agency operating budgets by $19 billion,almost 2 percent.
        (06/07/12) Obama's uses Memorial Day to Campaing in Photo-Op by blocking families of Vets from D.C. Vietnam Memorial
        (06/07/12) Same Sex Marriage on a Military Base
        (06/08/12) Obama cuts back on Military causing them to have to improvise
        (06/10/12) More Troops Die of Suicide than from War
        (06/11/12) Memorial Day-Obama shuts out Military, friends/family forced to pay respect 100(s) of yards from the sit behind a fence
        (06/11/12) Prior to this day, VietNam vets and family members denied access to wall
        (06/11/12) Too busy to allow the Fly-Over by the Thunderbirds during the Memorial Day Celebration..he cut it short because he had places to go campaign;
        (06/14/12) Pentagon Bans Bibles
        (06/20/12) More Military are committing suicide than from being killed in battle.
        (06/20/12) Disciplines Military for Burning Koran
        (06/21/12) Obama Orders Military to Celebrate Gay Pride Month
        (06/26/12) Obama Forbids Chaplains to mention Jesus
        (06/30/12) Obama allows Terror-Linked CAIR Targets Navy Seals Training
        (06/30/12) Obama wants Military to pay-up more on their Tricare Insurance
        (07/03/12) Obama sends troops to Persian Gulf-further spreading troops thin
        (07/07/12) Obama Refuses to Offer the Flag of the United States to the Family of a Fallen Hero; Gives the Responsibility to the Secretary of Defense
        (07/30/12) Obama to Turn Military into Social Workers
        (08/02/12) Obama to Keep Military from voting
        (08/04/12) Massive Cuts to Military Healthcare
        (08/16/12) Obama Campaigns Strikes Back Against Former Navy Seal
        (08/21/12) Obama Dismisses Seals "Don't take them too seriously
        (08/21/12) Too many Military Deaths in Middle East — Obama should change plan
        (08/21/12) Obama Adds Military Hero(s) to his list of enemies
        (08/21/12) Obama Puts Special Ops in Danger
        (08/22/12) Officer Penalized for opposing Sharia Training
        (08/24/12) Veterans Being Rounded Up Nationwide
        (08/25/12) Obama having all of the Military Vets Picked Up
        (08/24/12) Military man penalized for NOT wanting to attend PRO Muslim Training
        (08/31/12) Obama making Military submit to Sharia
        (08/31/12) Sends form letter to fallen Seal Team Six Families
        (09/23/12) Increases btw 30% to 79% in Tricare premiums for lst year. Then plan imposes 5-yr increases from 94%
        (09/26/12) U.S. Troops Are Being Murdered In Afghanistan: Pentagon's Answer … Muslim Sensitivity Training
        (09/30/12) Shhhh: US military deaths in Afghanistan hit 2,000"
        (10/4/12) Obama blames US troops for attacks on them by Afghan security forces, orders Islamic cultural
        sensitivity training to 345%-more than 3x's current levels.
        10/12/12 Disabled Vet Considered a Terrorist because he inquires about Cost of Surveillance Camera(s) for his home.

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