Army suicides doubled last month from June's total
WASHINGTON — The Army says suicides among active-duty soldiers more than doubled in July from the month before.
That marks an acceleration of a military-wide trend this year that has caused Pentagon leaders to step up their search for solutions to a problem that has worsened in 2012 as the pace of combat has eased.
The Army had 26 suicides in July among active-duty soldiers, compared to 12 in June. In May it had 16.
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