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Tuesday, April 15, 2008


$500 billion: 
Projected total cost of medical care for U.S. veterans of Afghanistan and Iraq wars.

Ration of this expense to total military spending on both wars to date

1 in 4: 
Chance that an Iraq war veteran who has served two or more tours now has post-traumatic stress disorder

Number of confirmed suicides in U.S. Army in 2006

Harper's Magazine (February)
as reported in Christian Century, March 25, 2008

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