There is an article in The Post that reports that the number of suicide deaths (349) outnumbered their combat deaths (229) in 2012. Now I make no secret that I am anti-military (though I still feel for the troops) and am anti-war when pertaining to the Iraq and the Afghanistan military actions. And this shows why. These numbers could not be more tragic. As stated in the article, there is an epidemic of depression and PTSD in the U.S. forces and this must be addressed according to issues reported in the article.
These tragic numbers should show the world that we should not so suddenly and recklessly jump into wars.