Another price of war

U.S. soldiers are committing suicide at the highest rate in 26 years.

Published August 16, 2007 2:07PM (EDT)

From the Associated Press: "Ninety-nine U.S. soldiers killed themselves last year, the highest rate of suicide in the Army in 26 years, a new report says." With more than one out of four soldiers who committed suicide doing so while serving in Iraq or Afghanistan, the report finds what the AP calls a "significant relationship between suicide attempts and the number of days deployed in Iraq, Afghanistan or nearby countries where troops were participating in the war effort."

By Tim Grieve

Tim Grieve is a senior writer and the author of Salon's War Room blog.

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