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.