Earlier in the year, a report from the ‘Costs of War’, a collaboration between Brown and Boston Universities, reported that four times more active military personnel and defectors died by suicide than US soldiers killed in the post-September 11 wars.
According to a recent Pentagon report, more soldiers died by suicide in the second quarter of 2021 than active strike personnel killed since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.
It is estimated that suicides in the American Armed Forces increased by 46 percent compared to the same period last year. The Department of Defense announced that 60 regular US Army personnel committed suicide during this period, compared to 41 in the previous year.
The COVID-19 pandemic has killed 67 military personnel since the start of the health crisis. 130 military personnel, both active and reserve, were killed by suicide in the same quarter.
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