Discussion in 'The Corps' started by soleil, Aug 17, 2009.
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It is I think a rather sad fact that more servicemen who served in the Falklands conflict have taken there own lives, than were killed by enemy action.
I think that front line units are exposed to a lot with this Afgan campaign, and units are going back again and again, I hope the powers that be wake up to this and do something.
One would have thought that they had learned these lessons following the experiences of both the Great War and Second World War. Sadly the public's diminishing linkage with the services is making this less likely and bodes ill for the future. Ironically human rights legislation, much derided on this site by certain renegades, may offer a legal remedy for the political failure to address the consequences of defence and foreign policy decisions as they manifest themselves psychologically on personnel and civillians exposed to traumatic situations.
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