Military suicides: Alarm as death rates hit record high

Contributor:  Mike O'Brien
Posted:  01/15/2013  12:00:00 AM EST
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The Pentagon has released figures that show the suicide rate among military personnel was the highest in 2012 since records began. Last year there were 349 suicides among active-duty troops, up from 301 the previous year. The Pentagon began closely tracking suicides in 2001. The alarming figure equates to nearly one death a day and even exceeded the Pentagon's own projection of 325. It is...

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