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Less War Improves Morale of Soldiers

A new study finds the imminent end of the U.S. war in Afghanistan “has triggered some of the highest morale and lowest levels of mental illness among deployed U.S. soldiers in years,” USA Today reports.  

“The findings by Army scientists working in the combat zone last year dovetails with the 19% drop in active-duty Army suicides in 2013 announced by the service Friday.”  

“The study, which interviewed war-zone troops anonymously, also notes fewer soldiers deployed to Afghanistan contemplated suicide. Some 8.5% did, down from 13% in 2010.”

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