More U.S. troops committing suicide than being killed fighting in Afghanistan in ‘tough year’ for armed services
More U.S. troops are committing suicide than are being killed in active service in Afghanistan, shocking figures have revealed.
Even before not-yet-released data from October, the number of suicides among active and reserve army personnel this year has surpassed the number of combined military combat deaths from January to October 22, according to CNS News.
A total of 247 U.S. army personnel are believed to have taken their own lives between January and September this year, army data shows. This compares to 222 deaths from ‘hostile causes’ in Afghanistan.