US military occupation forces in Iraq and Afganistan and attacking forces in Libya under Commander-in-Chief Obama suffered 139 combat casualties in the week ending August 2, as the official casualty total rose to 107,328.
The total includes 78,705 casualties since the US invaded Iraq in March, 2003 (Operations “Iraqi Freedom” and “New Dawn”), and 28,623 since the US invaded Afganistan in November, 2001 (Operation “Eduring Freedom”).and none reported since it attacked Libya (Operation “Odessy Dawn”) in February, 2011.
IRAQ THEATER: US forces suffered one combat casualties in the week ending August 2, as the total rose to 78,705. That includes 35,683 dead and wounded from what the Pentagon classifies as “hostile” causes and 43,022 dead and medically evacuated (as of July 5) from “non-hostile” causes.
AFGANISTAN THEATER: US forces suffered 138 combat casualties in the week ending Aug 2 as the official total rose to 28,623. The total includes 14,331 dead and wounded from “hostile” causes and 14,292 dead and medically evacuated (as of July 5) from “non-hostile” causes.
US media divert attention from the actual cost in American life and limb by only reporting regularily the total killed (6,154 – 4,477 in Iraq,1,677 in Afghanistan) but rarely mentioning those wounded in action (45,035–32,159 in Iraq, 13,011 in Afghanistan). They ignore the 55,974 ( 42,039 in Iraq, 13,935 in AfPak as of July 5) military casualties injured and ill seriously enough to be medivaced out of theater, even though the 6,154 total dead include 1,310 (953 in Iraq, 357 in Afghanistan) who died from those same “non hostile” causes, including 289 suicides (as of July 5) and at least 18 from faulty KBR electrical work.
WIA are usually updated on Tuesday at www.defenselink.mil/news/casualty.pdf
Non combat casualties are usually reported monthly at http://siadapp.dmdc.osd.mil/personnel/CASUALTY/castop.htm
The above report is published by Michael Munk via his email list.