Monday, April 03, 2006

Iraq War: Quarterly Update

How many deaths will it take till he knows
That too many people have died?
~Blowing In The Wind, Bob Dylan
American Military Deaths
1st quarter 2006 ..... 148
Total ................ 2,336

American Military Wounded
1st quarter 2006 ..... 331
Total .............. 16,653

Journalists Killed
1st quarter 2006 ...... 7
Total (est.) .......... 80

Iraqi Security Forces and Civilian Deaths (est.)
1st quarter 2006 ..... 2,720
Total .............. unknown

1 comment:

New Years Afternoon said...

Thanks for posting figures. Here's a note:

A soldier's odds of being killed in Iraq are somewhat lower than they were in Vietnam, but this does not make it a safer place for combatants. The risk of being injured in Iraq is significantly higher than it was in Vietnam—3.1 percent of all those who have served, as opposed to 1.8 percent over a much longer period in Vietnam, according to Newsweek. Thanks to striking advances in field medicine, soldiers who would have died in any other war now survive, but they often do so with catastrophic, life-altering injuries. Dawning comprehension of just how dangerous service in Iraq is has made it harder and harder for the military to meet its personnel goals. Despite raising cash bonuses to $10,000 and college scholarships to $70,000, the Army missed its recruiting target last year by nearly 10 percent