What Soldiers Are Worth

In November 2003, the two sides agreed on a cease-fire; since then neither has fired a shot. Yet thousands of men remain, still dying from the brutal conditions — in April, an avalanche buried 140 Pakistani troops and their civilian staff alive.

via Cold War – By Myra MacDonald | Foreign Policy.

…164 active-duty Army, National Guard, and Reserve troops took their own lives in 2011, compared with 159 in 2010 and 162 in 2009.

via Active-Duty Army Suicides Reach Record High – NYTimes.com.