They record suicides at a US military installation between 2020 and 2021
At least 109 soldiers from the American base fort bragg (North Carolina) According to information cited by Rolling Stone magazine, suicides were the leading cause of death among soldiers who lost their lives between 2020 and 2021.
The media report that at the time 41 soldiers committed suicide on the military base, the highest number of suicides in two years in American military history.
Similarly, violence within the military compound reached a high level, with 11 soldiers were killed or charged with manslaughter, five of whom were shot and one was murdered.
Drug use has been a major factor in the number of documented deaths at Fort Bragg. According to the publication, 14 of the reported victims explicitly stated that the soldier died from a drug overdose, 11 of them from fentanyl.
Likewise, there were other instances in which Senna died of “uncertain” causes because the cause of death could not be determined, adding to a total of 21 possible drug-related deaths.
In comparison fort bragg During the same period, 13 deaths were recorded from disease, less than 20 from natural causes, 14 from car accidents, as well as three deaths from training accidents. Only four deaths have occurred during combat operations overseas.
For his part, Captain Matt Visser, spokesperson for fort braggReducing the number of drug addiction deaths inside the base and ensuring that this is not a problem that only occurs at its facilities. He said that since the base is located in the drug trafficking corridor, the soldiers have more access to it.
(taken from RT in Spanish)