Army launches official investigation into mandatory candlelight prayer

The shocking mandatory 'spiritual fitness' and candlelight prayer at 264th Medical Battalion has received national media attention. Public Affairs for Fort Sam Houston released a statement to the press indicating that an official investigation has been launched. The right way to do damage control "The entire AMEDD Center and School was undergoing Suicide Prevention Awareness, Education and Training. This is  critically important training being conducted Army-wide. We take this training … [Read more...]

Why the US Military’s suicide statistics are dead wrong

I've seen way too many people regurgitate flawed stats regarding suicide rates in the US Military. It seems that the DoD and / or defense-policy think-tanks have created some palatable 'synthetic data'. Going back to the 2001-2008 time period, this study seems to be a typical example. It's from RAND, a large think-tank currently funded by the US Government and private endowments. Their biggest claim to fame is the 'mutually assured destruction' nuclear weapon strategy of the Cold War era. … [Read more...]