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Old 04-18-2018, 08:49   #5
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Originally Posted by PRB View Post
I wouldn't argue that..... but, I believe, the same results would have materialized at any period in our history if our small force was required to execute a 17 year conflict.
I was thinking the same thing. I remember back in 2005-2006, we saw these things happen with more frequency in the SOF community. At the time, a shooting had taken place with some guys in 5th or 10th GRP (don't remember exactly), and then a student from the Q Course shot at his estranged wife (she lived), shot a 7th SFG guy (he lived) and then shot himself.

At the end of the day, "work-life balance" is just a buzz word commanders like to say, but no one has truly been able to solve this problem. Guys deploy, train, and deploy again. After a time, some folks just can't handle that AND their "regular" life problems that come along. It's tough all around.
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