Wednesday, May 18, 2005

Military numbers in Iraq possibly misleading Article - According to this article, the numbers that the US Department of Defense is informing the public of deaths of US Military personnel in Iraq, over 1,700 now, does not account for those who are injured in Iraq and die en route to or at other locations. Over 6,200 have died going to or at German hospitals alone. This, plus 15,000 seriously wounded, and 5,500 personnel who have deserted, leaves us with fewer soldiers in the field. Of 158,000 US military shipped to Iraq, 26,000 aren't in the field due to desertion, injury or death. That's about one in six personnel. And the military isn't making their recruitment numbers. We're awaiting solutions from the government?


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