I'll start out by linking the article.
Because there's usually an article. So there it is.
So I got to thinking, and in the end I don't think I can answer this question alone. Due to the nature of war, casualty reports are an important statistic.
Wikipedia attributes the quote "There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics"
to Benjamin Disraeli.
I mention this now because it is important to consider regarding statistics. An inaccurate statistic is useless, so if we assume at least that statistics are not inherently lies, then one must certainly strive for the greatest possible accuracy when compiling one.
So given this, I put forward the question: Should casualty reports and statistics for a given conflict include servicemen and -women who commit suicide within a reasonable timeframe after the conflict?* Thoughts and opinions on this, fellows.* For that matter, what constitutes a reasonable timeframe? Stuff for a side discussions, perhaps, but please don't let it derail the thread.
Military cemeteries around the world are packed with brainwashed, dead soldiers who were convinced God was on their side.
- George Carlin