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Thu Nov 8, 2018, 05:31 PM

Over 60,000 U.S. Troops Have Been Killed or Injured in Post-9/11 Wars: Report

Source: The Daily Beast



More than 60,000 U.S. soldiers and sailors have been killed or injured in post-9/11 wars, according to a Thursday report from Brown University’s Watson Institute of International and Public Affairs. That tally only includes casualties that occurred during wars in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Pakistan—and does not include indirect deaths like starvation or lack of medicine—meaning that the true total is likely much higher. Overall, the report notes, wars in those three countries have caused between 480,000 and 507,000 deaths on all sides of the conflicts, about half of which occurred in Iraq alone. “This update just scratches the surface of the human consequences of 17 years of war,” the report notes. “Too often, legislators, NGOs, and the news media that try to track the consequences of the wars are inhibited by governments determined to paint a rosy picture of perfect execution and progress. The US has made some effort to increase transparency, but there are a number of areas—the number of civilians killed and injured, and the number of US military and veteran suicides, for instance—where greater transparency would lead to greater accountability and could lead to better policy.”

READ IT AT BROWN UNIVERSITY WATSON INSTITUTE OF INTERNATIONAL & PUBLIC AFFAIRS

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DonViejo Nov 8 OP
nitpicker Nov 8 #1
left-of-center2012 Nov 8 #2
KT2000 Nov 8 #3
Ferrets are Cool Nov 8 #4
llmart Nov 8 #5
turbinetree Nov 8 #6
certainot Nov 8 #7
summer_in_TX Nov 8 #8
EX500rider Nov 9 #10
summer_in_TX Nov 9 #11
Liberty Belle Nov 9 #9

Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 05:46 PM

1. Probably the biggest killer of recent US veterans from indirect causes is PTSD under all labels

Suicide (known to be about 10000 a year)

Drunk driving

Overdoses

etc.

((I'm not counting the vets from past wars still dying off in/outside VA hospitals. They used to have a VA facility (or some such) attached to Bolling AFB's then-hospital in the 60s.))

((or the Agent Orange vets like my father))

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 05:58 PM

2. "Iraq, Afghanistan, and Pakistan"

Why Pakistan?

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 06:03 PM

3. all this for a war

based on lies. No thought was given to the cost of the turmoil that would go on for years and years. Bush is still a war criminal.

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Response to KT2000 (Reply #3)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 06:13 PM

4. And will ALWAYS be a war criminal. nt

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 06:19 PM

5. Hey, but Mission Accomplished...

and W. got to dress up like a war pilot (the chickenshit draft dodger).

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 07:03 PM

6. 1.06 trillion in costs to date, and this does not inclued the VA health care costs placed

on the taxpayer................. .

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 09:20 PM

7. that's on bush/cheney and the talk radio gods who led the selling of the lies

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 11:31 PM

8. OMG, more than died in Vietnam!


Had no idea the number even approached 60,000.

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Response to summer_in_TX (Reply #8)

Fri Nov 9, 2018, 03:35 PM

10. Well that 60,000 figure is WIA and KIA together.

Vietnam was 58,318 dead/KIA, 303,644 wounded/WIA for 362,000 total.

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Response to EX500rider (Reply #10)

Fri Nov 9, 2018, 08:00 PM

11. Oh of course.

I should have realized that.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2018, 03:02 AM

9. Staggering and heartbreaking.

All because George W. Bush ignored his daily briefing warning him that bin Ladin was determine to fly planes into buildings in the U.S.

This all could have been prevented if a competent leader was in charge.

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