As of Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2007, at least 405 members of the U.S. military had died in Afghanistan, Pakistan and Uzbekistan as a result of the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan in late 2001, according to the Defense Department.
The department last updated its figures Dec. 15, 2007, at 10 a.m. EST.
Of those, the military reports 274 were killed by hostile action.
Outside the Afghan region, the Defense Department reports 63 more members of the U.S. military died in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. Of those, two were the result of hostile action.
The military lists these other locations as
- Guantanamo Bay Naval Base, Cuba;
- and Yemen.
There were also four CIA officer deaths and one military civilian death.
- 280 DEATHS IN DUE TO HOSTILE ACTIONS.
- IN 16 COUNTRIES.
- SINCE 2001.
- AT THIS RATE, IT WILL TAKE NEARLY 100 YEARS FOR THE USA MILITARY TO SUFFER THE SAME NUMBER OF DEAD WE ALL SUFFERED ON 9/11.
- WE HAVE AN AWESOME MILITARY.
- FIGHTING ALL OVER THE WORLD.
- DEFENDING US, OUR ALLIES AND ALL WHO WOULD BE FREE.
GOD BLESS THEM ALL.
[NOTE: OBVIOUSLY THIS TALLY DOESN'T INCLUDE IRAQ.]
[LET THIS ALSO BE A REMINDER: WE'RE NOT JUST FIGHTING IN IRAQ!]