Pentagon data raise questions over link between deployments, suicides

06/17/2013 | Los Angeles Times (tiered subscription model)

Just over half of suicides by active-duty military personnel from 2008 to 2011 involve those who were never deployed to Iraq or Afghanistan, according to data released by the Pentagon. The figures present a challenge to the commonly held belief that the recent rise in military suicides is related directly to repeated deployments to combat zones.

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