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Friday, December 13, 2013

Reporters need to learn Afghanistan is not the longest war

Reporters still say that Afghanistan is the longest war, but it isn't. The number of troops killed in Vietnam did not end until 1975. They started dying in 1956.

Vietnam War Statistics National Archives
Hostile or Non Hostile Death Indicator, Number of Records
HOSTILE DEATH 47,434
NON HOSTILE DEATH 10,786
Total Records 58,220

Year of Death, Number of Records
1956 - 1959 4
1960 5
1961 16
1962 53
1963 122
1964 216
1965 1,928
1966 6,350
1967 11,363
1968 16,899
1969 11,780
1970 6,173
1971 2,414
1972 759
1973 68
1974 1
1975 62
1976 - 1979 0
1980 - 1986 0
1987 1
1988 - 1989 0
1990 1
1991 - 1999 0
2000 - 2006 5
Total Records 58,220


Afghanistan from ICasualties.org

2001 12
2002 49
2003 48
2004 52
2005 99
2006 98
2007 117
2008 155
2009 317
2010 499
2011 418
2012 310
2013 119
Total 2293

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