Military suicides: Alarm as death rates hit record high



Mike O'Brien
01/15/2013

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 even higher than the 295 Americans who were killed in Afghanistan in 2012, the Associated Press repo...
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