More troops lost to suicide than combat

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    “In war, there are no unwounded soldiers”
    Jose Narosky

    More troops lost to suicide

    For the second year in a row, the U.S. military has lost more troops to suicide than it has to combat in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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    The reasons are complicated and the accounting uncertain — for instance, should returning soldiers who take their own lives after being mustered out be included?

    But the suicide rate is a further indication of the stress that military personnel live under after nearly a decade of war.

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    Didn't albright and Dole adress this problem about 6 years ago or more?
    I recall Dole promising a fast resoloution.
     

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