Monday, July 02, 2007

Military Casuality Figures from 1980 to 2006

These are some rather eye-opening facts:

As tragic as the loss of any member of the US Armed Forces is, consider
the following statistics.

Annual fatalities of military members while actively serving in the armed
forces from 1980 through 2004:

1980 ......... 2,392

1981 .......... 2,380

1982 .......... 2,318

1983 .......... 2,465

1984 .......... 1,999

1985 .......... 2,252

1986 .......... 1,984

1987 .......... 1,983

1988 .......... 1,819

1989 .......... 1,636

1990 .......... 1,508

1991 .......... 1,787

1992 .......... 1,293

1993 .......... 1,213

1994 .......... 1,075

1995 .......... 1,040

1996 .......... 974

1997 .......... 817

1998 .......... 826

1999 .......... 795

2000 .......... 774

2001 .......... 890

2002 .......... 1007

2003 .......... 1,410 ----- 534*

2004 .......... 1,887 ----- 900*

2005 .......... 919*

2006 .......... 920*

*Figures are Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom
fatalities only

Does this really mean that the loss from the two current conflicts in the
Middle East are LESS than the loss of military personnel during
Mr.Clinton's presidency? Were we at war?

In 1980, during the reign of President "Nobel
Peace Prize, Jimmy Carter" himself,there were 2,392 US military fatalities.

What this clearly indicates is that our media and our liberal politicians
pick and choose, and they tend to present only those facts that support
their agenda driven reporting.

Another fact our left media and politicians like to slant is that these
brave men and women losing their lives are minorities. Wrong again -

The latest census shows the following:

European descent (white) ..... 69.12%

Hispanic .... 12.5%

African American ..... 12.3%

Asian ..... 3.7%

Native American ..... 1.0%

Other ..... 2.6%

Now, the fatalities over the past three years in Iraqi Freedom are:

European descent (white) ...... 74.31%

Hispanic ..... 10.74%ca

African American ..... 9.67%

Asian ..... 1.81%

Native American ..... 1.09%

Other ..... 2.33%

These statistics are published by DOD and may be viewed
at: http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/natsec/RL32492.pdf

2 comments:

Jerry Lee said...

Nice Find Bryan!

Anonymous said...

great writeup..