The soldiers are responding to the fact that they are
being forced to operate under conditions that no sane
person should be forced to endure. The response to such
folly is predictable and it includes suicide.
The solution to the problem is simple. Give the soldiers
a clear concise goal to achieve....remove ALL restrictions
on achieving it then bring them home. It’s just that simple.
The ROEs our Soldiers and Marines have to operate under are insane. Add to that they're deployed numerous times where they're under those same asinine ROEs over and over again.
After making it home after the 3rd deployment you may as well be playing Russian Roulette when you know or hear you'll be shipping out again -- Only to be the Whack-A-Mole target for AQ. And you 'know' your odds of making it home again, or in one piece are 50-50 at best.
At that point, where's the hope? Their own government is giving them a de facto Death Sentence for some freaking political game they're playing in DC.