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July 12th, 2012
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TIME Magazine’s Mark Thompson explains why combating military suicides can be ‘a very expensive proposition’

TIME Magazine Washington Deputy Bureau Chief Mark Thompson takes an in-depth look at the troubling rise in military suicides.

Thompson says he interviewed the former number two officer in the army who told him, “there are promising techniques that the military could deploy against suicide but they involve an initial two-hour screening, a sit-down, a one on one with a psychiatrist that this nation is just not willing to pay for.”

Thompson added that, “soldiers or veterans filing for disability have to wait months if not years for their claims to be adjudicated.”

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