No US troops Killed in Combat last Month for first time since 2003

NewsyWorld: “No U.S. Troops Died In Afghanistan In March”

For the first time since 2007, no US troops were killed in Afghanistan in March, and for the first time since early 2003 no US troops were killed in combat anywhere in the world for a whole month.

In late February, Michael Munk had reported,

“… during the period ending Feb 20 the official casualty total for the Iraq and AfPak wars* rose to 121,737.

The total includes 81,317 casualties since the US invaded Iraq in March, 2003 (Operations “Iraqi Freedom” and “New Dawn”), and 40,420 since the US invaded Afghanistan in November, 2001 (Operation “Enduring Freedom”).”

The US press ordinarily does not report casualties (soldiers wounded badly enough to go to hospital), only those killed in combat. It therefore gives an unrealistic impression of the true cost of the wars. Caring for the wounded vets of the two wars will cost US taxpayers trillions over the next few decades.

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  1. But That’s enough Euphoria . . .
    (Less than 24 hours later)

    82nd Airborne paratrooper dies in Afghanistan
    Fort Bragg, NC – A 27-year-old paratrooper of the 82nd Airborne died of non-combat related injuries [NOTE: Often code for suicide] in Kandahar, Afghanistan, Tuesday, the U.S. Army reported.

    Capt. James E. Chaffin, of West Columbia, S.C., was a fire support officer with Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 3rd Battalion, 319th Airborne Field Artillery Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Abn. Div., according to the Army.

    link to wncn.com

    Soldier kills three, wounds 16 before taking own life at Ft. Hood

    link to reuters.com

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