Wednesday, October 3, 2007

American War and Military Operations Casualties: Lists and Statistics

Source: Congressional Research Service (via Federation of American Scientists)

This report is written in response to numerous requests for war casualty statistics and lists of war dead. It provides tables, compiled by sources at the Department of Defense (DOD), indicating the number of casualties among American military personnel serving in principal wars and combat actions from the Revolutionary War through 2006.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

I have questions about this report. How were these statistics gathered, what counts as a casualty, how were the numbers verified, what's their statistical significance?

Roger Green said...

the provinance is listed in the report:
http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/natsec/RL32492.pdf