US Army Suicide Rate at 30-year High

Discussion in 'Current Affairs, News and Analysis' started by Big_Duke_Six, Jan 30, 2009.

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  1. This article in today's Telegraph reveals that 128 US soldiers committed suicide last year.

    I am amazed that the rate (adjusted for the population type) has only just started to exceed the civilian rate, I would have thought it would be consistently higher.

    Furthermore, I wonder if there are similar figures published for the British Army, or if they are buried under a FOI request somewhere.
     
  2. no wonder really with the length of tours those poor ******* have to do.