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March 22, 2006

Only 800 More Soldiers Died On Active Duty In Bush's First Term Than In Clinton's

This is so counter-intuitive I have trouble believing it, but Say Anything cites a Department of Defense manpower report for the claim.

In Clinton's first term, around 4300 soldiers died on active duty.

In Bush's, around 5100 soldiers died on active duty.

I don't know if this chart excludes Iraq deaths (but how could it?), and it's all hard to believe, but... they do always say there's almost as much danger in training as in actual combat.

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