Businessweek, 28OCT02, p12: "Casualties of War and Piece" (a small table, not an article). Most recent data read thus:
1999-2001: 1.37 million avg active duty troops
Cause and number of deaths in that period:
Terrorist attack: 70
Hostile Action: 0
Self inflicted: 405
Thing is, we know 1,000 servicemembers have either died in Iraq or in the wider WOT, not sure which.
But more importantly, is that 1,000 felled in combat in ADDITION to another 1,200 or so dead that would be the norm in nominal peacetime to vehicle accidents, training accidents, homicide, suicide, etc etc.?
I think we are also overlooking the seriously wounded in the WOT, for which I have no figure immediately available. Thinking here of wounds grievous enough to take someone out of the fight.