Saturday, 30 June 2012
DOD US Military Casualties in Afghanistan as of 29 June 2012
Despite the crisis in the Eurozone, European countries have focused on the beautiful game, which has now progressed to a competition between two nations, Spain and Italy, to be decided in Kiev, Ukraine on Sunday. Sports is s great diversion from the troubles of every day life, but it doesn't change the reality. While European leaders may have bought themselves a little more time, the Eurozone troubles are far from being solved.
In the U.S. no major decisions can be expected for the next six months, as both President Obama and Mitt Romney are in full election mode. With insane amounts being spend on re-election, which should give pause to voters alone, no one is prepared to make the hard decisions that might put the economy on the right track. A divided country deals with talking points on both sides, which do not reflect reality.
While it's easy to forget our men and women in Afghanistan, with wildfires in Colorado and every day challenges of a heat wave all along the east coast, take a moment and remember the men and women in Afghanistan, Lest We Forget.
Roll of Casualties
Below are this week’s updated DoD casualty figures:
Op Enduring Freedom Total Deaths KIA Non Hostile WIA
Afghanistan Only 1900 1577 323 16584
Other Locations 114 12 102
DoD Civ Casualties 3 1 2
Worldwide Total 2017 1590 427 16584
Accumulated 2012 Casualties:
KIA Non Combat Deaths WIA
125 55 956