Army Suicide Event Report (ASER), which reported that 2006 saw the highest rate of military suicides in 26 years. And last month, CBS News reported that, based on its own extensive research, over 6,250 American veterans took their own lives in 2005 alone — that works out to a little more than 17 suicides every day.

There were 2,374 reported cases of sexual assault in the military in 2005, a 40 percent increase over 2004.

"Pentagon, Big Pharma: Drug Troops to Numb Them to Horrors of War," by Penny Coleman. AlterNet. January 10, 2008.

To deal with PTSD, the military is dishing out propranolol. I'm familiar with propranolol. It's been used for many years for anxiety. What the military is doing is drugging the troops so the evil acts they do will not be etched into their brains as a future deterrent or as punishment. The drug reduces future inhibition and reduces regret. It kills the conscience. It is an artificial killer-drug in the way it is being used by the military.

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    Employment: 2008 - present, website developer and writer. 2015 - present, insurance broker. Education: Arizona State University, Bachelor of Science in Political Science. City University of Seattle, graduate studies in Public Administration. Volunteerism: 2007 - present, president of the Real Liberal Christian Church and Christian Commons Project.
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