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DoD: Hot line calls rise 40 percent every year

By Gregg Zoroya - USA Today
Posted : Tuesday Feb 26, 2008 6:06:57 EST

Rows of hot line operators with muted voices mask the desperation of incoming calls on a recent afternoon: a soldier back from Iraq with a drinking problem and a broken marriage; an Army recruiter in the throes of depression; a Marine in Iraq eager to reach his wife after the birth of his son.

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