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- During the Yom Kippur War Israeli rear-base troops had psychological breakdowns at three times the rate of the frontline troops.
- 80 percent of the psychiatric casualties in the US Army’s VII Corps came from support units which were never under fire.
- During World War II, American airborne units, which saw the most intense fighting had some of the lowest psychiatric casualty rates.
- Returning to the Yom Kippur War, Israeli commanders suffered four times the mortality rate but had only one-fifth the rate of psychological breakdown.