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Sunday, December 18, 2005

Army Officer Divorce Rates Fall in 2005

Army officer divorce rates fell sharply in 2005 after a spike in marital split-ups generated national debate over whether the war in Iraq was tearing families apart. The dramatic increase, then decrease, in divorce statistics from 6 percent of all active-duty officers, about 60,000 total, in 2004 to 2.3 percent in 2005 had statisticians double-checking their numbers. However, the numbers held on a recount. Source: Kelly Kennedy, Army Times, Please click here for complete story (last visited December 18, 2005, reo).

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