More killed in training
than in our entire Global War on Terror Combat Operations.
In 1980, there were 117 noncombat deaths per 100,000 service members -- about 2,390 deaths per year (emphasis added for clarity) out of 2.05 million service members. In 1996, there were 68 noncombat deaths per 100,000 servicemembers -- 1,020 noncombat deaths out of 1.5 million servicemembers. Of those, 228 service members died in privately owned vehicle accidents and 190 service members committed suicide. That is, per year, less that the 2,500 number touted by the liberals on the airways today.-- AFIS news, linked here.
The comment about the green zone in Baghdad has an analogous no go zone in Washington, D. C.
Hopefully after Badhdad has been made safer, our National Guard Troops can clean up our own Nation's Capitol!
The Truth: While on a TDY to Phoenix, Arizona, a friend of mine was walking just four blocks from the convention center. A patrol car stopped, a Phoenix policeman got out and told him,
"you better walk back to the center, it's not safe here and we can't protect you"!