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Report: 99 Military Suicides in 2006

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Report: 99 Military Suicides in 2006

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Report: 99 Military Suicides in 2006

Report: 99 Military Suicides in 2006

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A new report from the Defense Department says 99 active duty soldiers committed suicide last year — more than a quarter of them while serving in Iraq and Afghanistan.

The report says the stress of their work, failed personal relationships and legal and money problems were all contributing factors.