Pace of Troop Deaths up in Iraq
By Rick Jervis
Friday 01 July 2005
More lost since hand-over than in the year before it.
Baghdad - US military deaths in Iraq increased by about one-third in the past year, even as Iraq established its own government and assumed more responsibility for battling the insurgency.
At least 882 US troops died in the 12 months through Thursday, up from 657 in the preceding year, according to a USA TODAY analysis of Defense Department numbers. Iraqis assumed sovereignty a year ago this week, part of a US strategy to lessen the visibility of US troops and shift more responsibility for security to Iraq forces.
Originally posted by marg6043
Even my husband feels that the military better start doing something about it because the quotas are low and without fresh troops how they troops in Iraq are going to rotate?