Wednesday, July 30, 2008

U.S Soldier Death Rate Drops

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - The number of U.S. soldiers killed in combat in Iraq has dropped sharply this month, putting July on track to have the lowest casualties for the military since the U.S.-led invasion of the country in 2003.

Five U.S. soldiers have been killed in combat in Iraq so far in July compared to 66 in the same month last year, according to the independent Web site, which keeps records of U.S. military casualties in the conflict.

The drop underscores the dramatic fall in violence in Iraq to lows not seen since early 2004.
If you want to win a war, your side should have less casualties than the other. The U.S knows this and is, by Associated Press accounts, in fact winning. Could this be because there are less troops in Iraq now than there were in 2007? Probably.

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