Latest DoD Figures Show Suicide Kills Almost 5 Times as Many Troops as Combat: For the complete article visit this yahoo link.
In a 2012 report put out by the Veterans Administration, it was estimated that up to 22 veterans a day, kill themselves. That is 8,000 lives a year; almost one per hour. If we look at attempted suicides, that number skyrockets to 19,000 attempts, of which 8,000 result in ending their own lives.
Another cost of war that I cannot prove is the vaccines given to soldiers for overseas deployments. I believe that this has played apart in me becoming ill. There are many more costs of war but we will leave it at this for today.
Martin Luther King Jr. said "Life's most persistent and urgent question is, 'What are you doing for others?'"