Now I don't want a load of abuse as i am just asking a general question. I know that one death is far too many . Lets say that when we pull out of Afghan that we would have lost 500 men and women. Cant speculate on the wounded because we don't get the proper figures on them . After 14 years of warfare and a high turnaround of troops is this death rate acceptable to those who send our folks into battle .? If the death rate was 10,000 would the government be getting its arse kicked ? Does this apparently low attrition rate mean that the forces did a good job in a bad situation and saved the politicians necks ? I understand that we loose 100 on average soldiers a year from drunk driving , being drunk and accidents on exercise or on the road . I think what I am trying to ask is what level of deaths were we the public prepared to accept knowing the past history of Afghanistan? Once again I offer full suport to the dead and wounded of this war but also wonder why our troops have had to rely on a number of charities after being wounded or discharged from the cake .