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March Marks First Month in Over a Decade With Zero US Combat Deaths

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  • Strongly Liberal Democrat
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    Portland, OR
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    I'm a couple days late here, but I'm surprised no one commented about March being the first month in more than a decade that saw zero combat deaths. I know it's easy to brush over that after over a decade of war, but this is a huge deal.

    It's hard to really grasp that we have been at war for almost thirteen years now. This is mainly because we have such a small portion of our population that have actually fought in these two conflicts. Less than one percent of Americans have served in the military and an even smaller amount of those have served in either Iraq, Afghanistan, or both. Not just once, but for two, three, or four tours of duty. I'm quite happy to see that we are finally beginning to bring them home after these two wars that never seem to end.
  • Center Left
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    Charlotte, NC
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    It's great to finally have 30 days where our people are not killed over this. Unfortunately, Fort Hood lingers in my mind. As these men and women/ and their family's, I'm sure prayed every day for them to be safe and careful wherever they were stationed. Not to imagine their lives would come to an end in their own country, at their own base, by one of their own men. It's terrible
  • Independent
    Ft.myers, FL
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    jaredsxtn Wrote: I'm a couple days late here, but I'm surprised no one commented about March being the first month in more than a decade that saw zero combat deaths. I know it's easy to brush over that after over a decade of war, but this is a huge deal.

    It's hard to really grasp that we have been at war for almost thirteen years now. This is mainly because we have such a small portion of our population that have actually fought in these two conflicts. Less than one percent of Americans have served in the military and an even smaller amount of those have served in either Iraq, Afghanistan, or both. Not just once, but for two, three, or four tours of duty. I'm quite happy to see that we are finally beginning to bring them home after these two wars that never seem to end.
    I guess you are forgetting the unseen death actions which we do in those countries where we do not belong; I'm convinced it will not stay this way, because all over the world they hate our guts; we've added new enemy's lately; guess who? Our enemy's are patient and await their turn; our drones will only increase the hate. Also more Fort Hood things are bound to happen.