Special Ops Troops Face More Stress Than Anticipated.

USA Today (12/20, Zoroya) reports that Command Sgt. Maj. Chris Faris, the senior non-commissioned officer for special operations says the US’ most elite fighting forces “are under more emotional strain after a decade of war than commanders realized.” Faris noted that a “tragic part of that is record suicides this year. … According to Pentagon data, there were 17 confirmed or suspected suicides this year among commandos or support personnel through Dec. 2, compared with nine suicides each of the past two years.” Faris added, however, that “despite signs of strain, this select category of troops remains capable of meeting any missions they are given.”

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— “Stress on special operations troops ‘worse than we thought’, “Gregg Zoroya, USA Today, December 20, 2012.

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