There has been a huge increase in domestic abuse and murders of spouses by military personnel since the invasion of Iraq.
It does not help that the local police agencies surrounding military installations refuse to enforce the letter of the domestic abuse laws, in order to aid the military in keeping its numbers to ship off to war.
It does not help that the police at Junction City, KS, home of the Army's Ft. Riley,
REFUSE to arrest abusive military spouses, especially when there is VISUAL EVIDENCE, that they have hit a spouse and a small BABY!!!
It does not help that the police cover for the abusive spouse by "neglecting" to notify child protection services.
It's one thing to hit an adult, who can speak for themselves, but this guy hit his small six month old baby!! He could easily have killed her. The next time he might succeed. What the hell are the cops and the military waiting for?
I personally know of a case where the military spouse is supposed to be taking "medication" for his "problems" (but the military hasn't prescribed anything "yet"), supposed to be taking anger management classes, has already been confined to the barracks several times, and he hasn't even been out of the country!
He's so obviously spastic that he should NOT be in the military! He's the kind of moron who should not be anywhere near a weapon. He's the kind of low life who could easily end up killing his fellow soldiers.
By law, the military cannot allow anyone who has been convicted of a domestic abuse charge have access to a weapon/gun, so that becomes one less person the military can send to war.
In other words, the military is so hard up for bodies to send to war that they gladly risk the lives of the spouse, children, fellow soldiers, and community, by covering for them.
It's easy to see why so many military spouses are being murdered, and military personnel are killing their fellow soldiers like the one in Iraq who killed five soldiers at a facility in Baghdad!