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An Army chaplain’s reassuring theory about soldier suicides at Fort Carson, Co.

In Yochi Dreazen’s terrific new book, The Invisible Front, on how an Army general and his wife handled the loss of two sons — one to combat, the other to suicide — a chaplain offers the theory that Fort Carson, Colorado, was suffering so many suicides “because witches living in the surrounding mountains had cursed ...

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In Yochi Dreazen’s terrific new book, The Invisible Front, on how an Army general and his wife handled the loss of two sons — one to combat, the other to suicide — a chaplain offers the theory that Fort Carson, Colorado, was suffering so many suicides “because witches living in the surrounding mountains had cursed Fort Carson and the soldiers who live there.”

Speaking of the book, you all are invited to come attend some of his book events. A good one is, hosted by CNAS, is at the Willard Hotel in D.C. on Oct. 9 at 5 pm.

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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