White House to Lift Ban on Military Suicide Condolences

The Obama administration has reversed a White House policy of not sending condolence letters to the next-of-kin of service members who commit suicide, a senior administration official confirmed in a statement to CNN.

The move comes nearly six weeks after a group of senators — 10 Democrats and one Republican — asked President Barack Obama to change what they called an “insensitive” policy that dates back several administrations and has been the subject of protest by some military families.

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