As if our nation's military men and women don't have enough to look forward to with low salaries, underfunded V.A. benefits, and our frequent launching of unnecessary wars in which they will die, they all have something else waiting for them when the fighting is done:
Since 2010, suicide has outpaced traffic accidents, heart disease, cancer, homicide and all other forms of death in the military besides combat, the [new Pentagon] report says. One in four non-combat deaths last year were servicemembers killing themselves.
Through the first half of this year, more American soldiers have died by suicide than have died in Afghanistan.
Maybe a war with Iran would cheer everyone up.
[USAT. Photo: AP]