Thursday, August 04, 2005

Iraq war casualties

I was looking at the casualties for the Iraq war this morning and noticed a few interesting things.
1. The number three killer of US soldiers, accounting for 8% of the casualties (166 deaths) is vehicle accidents.
2. Casualties are cyclical, March to June (conincides with the march 19th invasion) is when we take the most casualties. The good news is compared with the 2004 March-June cycle the 2005 March-June cycle has fewer casualties (304 in '04, 246 in '05). If this trend continues by 2010 there will be no American casualties.
3. There have been 254 Contractors killed in Iraq.

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