- By Thomas E. RicksThomas E. Ricks covered the U.S. military for the Washington Post from 2000 through 2008.
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.