Divorce Among Military Families Rampant

I know rampant isn’t the right word: (via T)

Between 2001 and 2004, divorces among active-duty Army officers and enlisted personnel nearly doubled, from 5,658 to 10,477, even though total troop strength remained stable. In 2002, the divorce rate among married officers was 1.9 percent – 1,060 divorces out of 54,542 marriages; by 2004, the rate had tripled to 6 percent, with 3,325 divorces out of 55,550 marriages.

One reason mentioned is the extended (and repeated) tours of duty that soldiers are taking to Iraq.

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