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Saturday, August 27, 2005

Military deaths, in context

From powerline
The media's breathless tabulation of casualties in Iraq--now, over 1,800 deaths--is generally devoid of context. Here's some context: between 1983 and 1996, 18,006 American military personnel died accidentally in the service of their country. That death rate of 1,286 per year exceeds the rate of combat deaths in Iraq by a ratio of nearly two to one.

HT Media Lies


Blogger Adam said...

I'm not sure its fair to say that's a lower rate, since the 18,006 is compared to everyone who joined the military during that time and the 1,800 is compared only to those who were deployed to Iraq.

10:20 PM  

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