US research: After “911”, the number of suicides by the US military is four times the number of combat deaths
China News Service, June 22. Comprehensive US media reported on the 21st that a new study in the United States showed that since the “911” incident, the number of US soldiers and veterans who have committed suicide is four times the number of deaths in combat. many.
p > American soldiers walked through the Javits Center in New York, USA. Photo by China News Agency reporter Liao Pan
According to reports, a report from Brown University’s “War Cost” project shows that among the personnel who have served in the U.S. military since September 11, there are 30,177 active servicemen and The number of veterans who committed suicide is much higher than the 7,057 deaths in combat operations.
The report said, “This trend is very worrying.” Now, the suicide rate of US soldiers and veterans has exceeded the suicide rate of civilians.
The report also stated that most of the self-killers were veterans. During this time, an estimated 22,261 veterans committed suicide.
The author of the report pointed out that the physical and mental trauma suffered by the US military, public indifference, and the difficulty of reintegrating into civilian life are all reasons for the high suicide rate.