Sunday, September 14, 2003


Battlefield casualties include not just deaths, but any soldier who has to be removed from the field of combat. According to the Guardian, there have been over 6000 flown out for medical reasons. Leaving aside the issue of how many of those will be permanently scarred, one way or another, it is quite problematic from a practical point of view. That's an extraordinary high rate of casualties, not a small one. We can be thankful that the mounting death toll isn't higher than it is, but the military has to be concerned. :