Murder, Suicide, Kidnapping: Soldiers Bring War Home With Them

The Hell of War Comes Home: Newspaper Series Documents Murder, Suicide, Kidnappings by Iraq Vets

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A startling two-part series published in the Gazette newspaper of Colorado Springs titled “Casualties of War” examines a part of war seldom discussed by the media or government officials: the difficulty of returning to civilian life after being trained to be a killer. The story focuses on a single battalion based at Fort Carson in Colorado Springs, the 2nd Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment. Soldiers from the brigade have have been involved in brawls, beatings, rapes, drunk driving, drug deals, domestic violence, shootings, stabbings, kidnapping and suicides. The Army unit’s murder rate is 114 times the rate for Colorado Springs. We speak with the reporter who broke the story and get the Army’s response.

To read the full transcript and listen to the video go to Democracy Now

Casualties of War, Part I: The hell of war comes home
Casualties of War, Part II: Warning signs

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One response to “Murder, Suicide, Kidnapping: Soldiers Bring War Home With Them

  1. brilliant and forthright.God Bless You

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