“At night we can hear them screaming, but we’re not allowed to do anything about it.” From the NYT’s Joseph Goldstein: U.S. soldiers told to ignore sexual abuse of boys by Afghan allies.

+ “After the sixth suicide in his old battalion, Manny Bojorquez sank onto his bed. With a half-empty bottle of Jim Beam beside him and a pistol in his hand, he began to cry.” Also in the NYT, Dave Phillipps takes a hard look at a Marine battallion devastated by suicides. If I were an investigative reporter looking into the rise of suicides among military vets, I’d follow the trail of prescription psychopharmaceutical drugs. Other wars have been terrible, but today’s suicide rates are going through the roof. What’s changed?