More than 72,043 battlefield casualties from Iraq and Afghan

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    January 23, 2008 at 11:04:35

    More than 72,043 battlefield casualties from Iraq and Afghanistan

    by Aaron Glantz

    http://www.opednews.com

    The Pentagon officially reported 72,043 battlefield casualties from Iraq and Afghanistan through Jan. 5, 2008. In addition, VA hospitals and clinics have treated 263,909 unplanned patients from the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. On top of that, VA reported 245,034 disability claims from veterans of the two wars. Those are some of the disturbing new statistics released by the group Veterans for Common Sense, which gathered that data through use of the Freedom of Information Act (typical of the rest of its secrecy, the Bush Administration doesn't just release this information to the public as a matter of course).
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  2. Sorry to those who thought I had lost my marbles I started pasting on this thread Afghan material thinking I was still on that thread. Now deleted!