US War Dead in Iraq Exceeds Early Vietnam Years

Discussion in 'Politics & Current Events' started by Mel Brennan, Nov 14, 2003.

  1. Mel Brennan


    Paris Saint Germain
    United States
    Apr 8, 2002
    Paris Saint Germain FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    by David Morgan

    PHILADELPHIA - The U.S. death toll in Iraq has surpassed the number of American soldiers killed during the first three years of the Vietnam War, the brutal Cold War conflict that cast a shadow over U.S. affairs for more than a generation.

    A Reuters analysis of Defense Department statistics showed on Thursday that the Vietnam War, which the Army says officially began on Dec. 11, 1961, produced a combined 392 fatal casualties from 1962 through 1964, when American troop levels in Indochina stood at just over 17,000.

    By comparison, a roadside bomb attack that killed a soldier in Baghdad on Wednesday brought to 397 the tally of American dead in Iraq, where U.S. forces number about 130,000 troops -- the same number reached in Vietnam by October 1965...
  2. Ian McCracken

    Ian McCracken Member

    May 28, 1999
    SS Lazio Roma
    Nat'l Team:
    10 times more troops in Iraq compared to Vietnam and same number of deaths. Somehow this equates to the readers of commondreams. That website is biased beyond all recognition.
  3. oman

    oman Member

    Jan 7, 2000
    South of Frisconsin
    I agree with Ian but for different reasons.

    I just don't see the point.

    And Charlie Don't Surf.

    BTW, what did our boys call the Iraqi loyalists?
  4. mannyfreshstunna

    mannyfreshstunna New Member

    Feb 7, 2003
    Naperville, no less
    US iraq death toll exceeds the amount of gourmet chefs killed last thursday by surf ninjas. :rolleyes:

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