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Suicides No. 2 cause of Death in Military

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by Gregg Zoroya, USA TODAY
The most common way that U.S. service members die outside of combat is by their own hand, according to an analysis released by the Pentagon on Wednesday.
 
 
By Rafiq Maqbool, AP
The most common way that U.S. service members die outside of combat is by their own hand, according to an analysis released by the Pentagon.
By Rafiq Maqbool, AP
 
The most common way that U.S. service members die outside of combat is by their own hand, according to an analysis released by the Pentagon.
Since 2010, suicide has outpaced traffic accidents, heart disease, cancer, homicide and all other forms of death in the military besides combat, the report says. One in four non-combat deaths last year were service members killing themselves. read more
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