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 2006, CRS In Focus, updated July 1, 2020.
Other noteworthy new reports from the Congressional Research Service include the following.
DARPA’s Pandemic-Related Programs, CRS Insight, June 30, 2020
Confederate Names and Military Installations, CRS Insight, updated June 16, 2020
Russian Armed Forces: Capabilities, CRS In Focus, June 30, 2020
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