More U.S. Soldiers This Year Have Died of Suicide than in Combat
Suicide has become the biggest killer in the U.S. military, surpassing combat-related deaths in Iraq and Afghanistan. So far in 2009 there have been 129 reported suicides by active duty soldiers and reservists, which is more than the number killed-in-action during the same period in both conflicts. In 2008, the total of self-inflicted deaths was 192, which was twice as many as in 2003, when the war began.
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