Thursday, January 15, 2009

Army Suicides Rise as Time Spent in Combat Increases

Army suicides rise as time spent in combat increases 13 Jan 2009 The Marine Corps reported 41 actual or suspected suicides in 2008, a 20% increase over 33 in 2007. In 2007, the Army counted 115 suicides, the most since tracking began in 1980. By October 2008, that record had been surpassed with 117 soldier suicides. Final numbers for 2008 have not been released.

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