Posted by JR on September 20, 2011 at 13:14:14:
In Reply to: Re: book about the repercussions of 911 posted by PaulO on September 20, 2011 at 12:54:32:
Amazing how quickly we forget. Although it was a shorter war, there were 124,460 coalition forces killed in Vietnam, including 58,272 members of US armed forces.
The official North Vietnamese estimates of how many of their soldiers and Viet Cong (South Vietnamese citizen fighters) were killed during the war is 1,100,000.
Official estimates say 1,034,000 innocent South Vietnamese civilians were killed during the Vietnam war.
If we forget these numbers, it will all happen again.
Maybe it will anyhow.
Ain't war grand?
: Wait a minute. 28,000 coalition forces killed in Iraq and Afghanistan? That's more than Vietnam.
: : After a week of "celebration" of the ten year anniversary of 911, it seems like somebody should be writing a book about the repercussions.
: : Here are some stats (so far).
: : - 1.25 million American troops put in harms way in the two (ongoing) wars.
: : - 28,000 coalition forces killed in the two wars (including 6,000 American troops and "at least" 2,400 contractors).
: : - 90,000 Americans wounded.
: : - 500,000 American soldiers have filed medical claims as a direct result of their service in the two wars.
: : - "At least" 200,000 innocent citizens killed
: : Estimated cost to the US taxpayer: 3.2 trillion
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