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More than 30,000 single mothers have deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan. The Army, the most heavily deployed branch of the military, gives women just four months to stay stateside with their newborns before deploying to the war zone, leaving them little time to bond with or nurse their infants.

The divorce rate for female soldiers is nearly triple that of the men who wear the same uniform.

Find out more in my report from New America Media.

More than 30,000 single mothers have deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan. The Army, the most heavily deployed branch of the military, gives women just four months to stay stateside with their newborns before deploying to the war zone, leaving them little time to bond with or nurse their infants.

The divorce rate for female soldiers is nearly triple that of the men who wear the same uniform.

These are just a few of the unsettling statistics contained in a new report published Wednesday by Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America , the nation's first and largest organization representing Americans who've served since Sept. 11, 2001.

Find out more in my report from New America Media.

Originally posted to War Comes Home on Thu Oct 15, 2009 at 07:28 AM PDT.

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