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Stress in special operators

A Navy SEAL commander committed suicide in Oruzgan, Afghanistan, last weekend. I hear through the grapevine that there is a real stress problem among Special Operators that the leaders of that community haven’t dealt with well. There seems to be some belated recognition going on. If you know a survivor who might need a call ...

U.S. Navy
U.S. Navy

A Navy SEAL commander committed suicide in Oruzgan, Afghanistan, last weekend. I hear through the grapevine that there is a real stress problem among Special Operators that the leaders of that community haven’t dealt with well. There seems to be some belated recognition going on.

If you know a survivor who might need a call during this season, lift up the phone. Here also is a possible resource.

 

 

Thomas E. Ricks covered the U.S. military from 1991 to 2008 for the Wall Street Journal and then the Washington Post. He can be reached at ricksblogcomment@gmail.com.

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