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Trends in US Military Deaths, and More from CRS

Of the 17,645 deaths of U.S. military personnel in all countries since 2006, a full 24% of them were “self-inflicted,” according to updated data from the Department of Defense as reported by the Congressional Research Service.

“Self-inflicted” here means suicide as well as death due to alcohol or substance abuse. See Trends in Active-Duty Military Deaths Since 2006CRS In Focus, updated July 1, 2020.

Other noteworthy new reports from the Congressional Research Service include the following.

DARPA’s Pandemic-Related ProgramsCRS Insight, June 30, 2020

Confederate Names and Military InstallationsCRS Insight, updated June 16, 2020

Israel’s Possible Annexation of West Bank Areas: Frequently Asked Questions, June 29, 2020

Women in the Middle East and North Africa: Issues for Congress, June 19, 2020

Russian Armed Forces: CapabilitiesCRS In Focus, June 30, 2020

Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance Design for Great Power Competition, June 4, 2020

Development and Regulation of Medical Countermeasures for COVID-19 (Vaccines, Diagnostics, and Treatments): Frequently Asked Questions, June 25, 2020