War Kills… Itself

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Clay Hunt is dead. This would just be another personal tragedy were it not for a few details. One, this man was a U.S. Marine. Two, he was a poster child for helping suicidal veterans cope with their grief. Three, he took his own life.

For these reasons, Hunt becomes the face of a national tragedy. More veterans take their own lives than are killed by enemy combatants. That means that the number-one killers of American soldiers are… American soldiers.

The war we’re fighting isn’t against an external enemy. It’s against ourselves. And we’re losing. Something is horribly wrong.

Joël Valenzuela
Joël Valenzuela
Joël Valenzuela is the editor of The Desert Lynx. He is also the founder of the Rights Brigade, a mover for the Free State Project, and a martial art instructor.