Another price of war

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

By Tim Grieve

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."

Tim Grieve

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

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