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US soldier suicide on the rise

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Uploaded on Dec 23, 2011

With the thousands of lives lost in Iraq, more US soldiers are dying of suicide then dying in battle. In 2010, 468 US troops committed suicide and an average of 18 US soldiers per day die. Many feel that the trauma of war is too much for soldiers handle when returning to civilian life. Jason Leopold, deputy managing editor for TruthOut.Org, joins us to explore the situation.

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