More Soldiers Die Due to Suicide Than Due to Enemy Fire (via @kottke)


Tue, Feb 1st, 2011 10:00 by capnasty NEWS

According to this article on, 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.

Overall, the services reported 434 suicides by personnel on active duty, significantly more than the 381 suicides by active-duty personnel reported in 2009. The 2010 total is below the 462 deaths in combat, excluding accidents and illness. In 2009, active-duty suicides exceeded deaths in battle.



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