August Ends With No US Deaths in Iraq

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  1. Herkdriver

    Herkdriver New Member

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    August was the first month in the 8-year-old Iraqi war in which no U.S. military personnel died, American military officials said.

    The outlook is not entirely rosy however...
    The milestone came one month after 14 U.S. troops were killed in July, making it the deadliest month for Americans forces in three years, and during an upswing of suicide bombings and assassinations from Sunni insurgents that killed hundreds of Iraqis,
     
  2. IgnoranceisBliss

    IgnoranceisBliss Well-Known Member

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    I can't imagine being killed in Iraq nowdays. I remember being there in 09 on my last deployment and thinking how awful it'd be to be one of the last guys killed. I went on a foot patrol in an Iraqi city on the very last day U.S. forces were allowed to operate independently in Iraq cities. I felt like I was part of the end of an era.
     
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    Bluespade Banned

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    Good news I guess. Last time I was there, it was at the very peak of violence, and it looked iraq was going to slip into the abyss. The sooner they pull our guys out, the better.
     
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  5. Up On the Governor

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    Completely agree. Let us pull out of Afghanistan while we are at it too.
     

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