August 16, 2007 - 7:27pm
By PAULINE JELINEK
Associated Press Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) - Repeated and ever-longer war-zone tours are putting increasing pressure on military families, the Army said Thursday, helping push soldier suicides to a record rate.
There were 99 Army suicides last year _ nearly half of them soldiers who hadn't reached their 25th birthdays, about a third of them serving in Iraq or Afghanistan.
Col. Elspeth Ritchie, psychiatry consultant to the Army surgeon general, told a Pentagon press conference that the primary reason for suicide is "failed intimate relationships, failed marriages."
Read the complete article
- ► 2017 (34)
- ► 2016 (91)
- ► 2015 (117)
- ► 2014 (153)
- ► 2013 (73)
- ► 2012 (81)
- ► 2009 (25)
- ► 2008 (18)
- Robot Rampage Paralyzes Pottersville, PA - OR - A ...
- Lard Coffins, or Walter Gets His Wings
- CBC Coverage of Afghanistan Casualties
- U.S. Episcopal Church monks offer retreat for war-...
- Words Unspoken Are Rendered on War’s Faces
- War Stress Pushing Army Suicides Higher
- When a US soldier in Iraq won't soldier
- What I'm Reading: Achtung Schweinhund
- Army Picture Caption Contest
- US Army struggles with soldier who won't pull the ...
- A Sermon for Sunday, August 12th
- What I'm Reading: Anne Rice's Christ the Lord Out ...
- What I'm Reading: Cormac McCarthy's The Road
- ▼ August (13)