Notes for these figures were taken from "Infoplease". For the most current GWOT statistics, visit: http://www1.va.gov/opa/fact/amwars.asp
Vet. Admin. Estimate as of Sept. 30, 2006
Gulf War (1990-1991
Total service members=2,225,000
In theatre= 665476
Battle deaths= 147
Other deaths in service (theater)=382
Other deaths in service (non-theater)= 1565
Global War on Terror (as of Sept. 30, 2006)
Total Service members (Worldwide)=1,384,968
Deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan 165,000
Battle Deaths 3,776
Other deaths (In theater)=958
My personal opinion is that I believe in fighting for freedom for others if they are willing to fight for themselves. I am not seeing that willingness from Iraq or Afghanistan. We are shedding the blood of my brothers for political expediancy. We should send our politicians over there and bring our soldiers home. And, I mean all of the miserable scum we have in Washington D.C. The stink that they would carry with them to Iraq and Afghanistan would force mass evacuations by our enemies and the people who live there.
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