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17 Aug, 2012

Army suicides hit terrifying peak — RT

This year to date, 116 confirmed or suspected suicides have been recorded – twenty-one more than at the same juncture last year. In July alone, thirty-eight soldiers were either confirmed or believed to have killed themselves.

The self-inflicted death rate among active duty soldiers has increased by 22 percent this year, and for the first time, there were also more suicides among soldiers ranked sergeant or higher (excluding officers ranked lieutenant and higher), a military expert told USA Today.

via Army suicides hit terrifying peak — RT.