10 Nov 2004, Comments (0)

Now the other body count

Author: Helen

After the election– the US one, that is…

According to the Possum, who has been monitoring this site, a flood of updates to this DoD casualty list suddenly appeared after the US election. the Possum says:


Notice the long delay in posting releases. I
just checked and they just got up to 28 October. Right after the US
elections they released the flood of casualties beginning 10 October
stretching through to the 18th.

How to read this stuff …

The US Marines indicate only that their people died “as a result of
enemy action” (sensible policy, that). Note how many died in al Anbar
province (mostly that’d be Falluja).

The US Army is much more forthcoming and the detail they provide helps
align US casualties with individual incidents reported by IRR. Since
this inevitably provides “aid and comfort” to the Resistance, I’d think
they’ll soon be reviewing their policy to bring it into line with the
Marines.


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