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Desertion Rates in the U.S. Army Since 1970 (Infographic)

Chart of desertion from U.S. Army by year.
Desertion has never been higher since 1971, when more than 33,000 soldiers deserted.
(Image: © by Ross Toro, Infographics Artist)

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