Col. Elspeth Ritchie, a doctor in the Office of the Army Surgeon General, discusses efforts to study and understand suicide among American soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan, Thursday, May 29, 2008, during a news conference at the Pentagon. In 2012, the suicide rate of American soldiers is nearly one death per day. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Active Duty Suicides Rise To One-Per-Day As War Draws Down

(MintPress) – As the war draws down in Afghanistan, U.S. soldiers are committing suicide at the highest rate in 10 years, with an estimated one active duty soldier taking his or her life each day. A recent Associated Press report cites Pentagon statistics showing that 154 active duty soldiers have committed suicide this year — […]