Military suicides surge

It happens an average of nearly one a day this year. Citing statistics from the Pentagon, the Associated Press counted 154 suicides for American troops in the first 155 days of the year, and this figure is more than the number of U.S. forces killed in action in Afghanistan. It’s also an 18% increase from the same period last year. The suicides reflect a burdened military that has been fighting demanding wars in the last decade. American authorities have expressed concern.

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