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Jan 28th, 2011


The past week has been remarkable in the nearly decade-long Afghanistan and Iraq wars in that not a single U.S. service member has been reported killed in action, and just one — Air Force Tech. Sgt. Leslie D. Williams — has died, in a Jan. 25 noncombat-related incident at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan.

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U.S. Military Deaths in Iraq

As of Friday, Jan. 28, 2011, at least 4,436 members of the U.S. military had died in the Iraq war since it began in March 2003, according to iCasualties.org.

Since the start of U.S. military operations in Iraq, 32,009 U.S. service members have been wounded as of Dec. 31, 2010, according to iCasualties.org.

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U.S. Troop Casualties in Iraq

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U.S. Military Deaths in Afghanistan

As of Friday, Jan. 28, 2011, at least 1,469 members of the U.S. military had died in Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Uzbekistan as a result of the invasion of Afghanistan in late 2001, according to iCasualties.org.

Since the start of U.S. military operations in Afghanistan, 9,971 U.S. service members have been wounded, according to iCasualties.org.

Latest identification:


Air Force Tech. Sgt. Leslie D. Williams, 36, Juneau, Alaska, died Jan. 25, 2011 due to a noncombat-related incident at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan. He was assigned to the 4th Maintenance Group, Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, N.C.

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FROM THE ARCHIVES: One Year Ago — January 28, 2010

Iraq-Afghanistan Casualties

Image: Portraits of soldiers killed in Iraq and Afghanistan during March, 2008.
Portraits of soldiers killed in Afghanistan and Iraq in March 2008.
(Photo credit: Peter Jeary / NBC News)

One year ago today, I provided my weekly report of U.S. military deaths in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars.

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FROM THE ARCHIVES: Two Years Ago — January 28, 2009

Korea Headache Looms for Obama

In this photo distributed by China's official Xinhua news agency, North Korean leader Kim Jong Il, center, talks with Wang Jiarui, left, head of the Chinese Communist Party's International Department, in Pyongyang, North Korea's capital, on Friday January 23, 2009. Kim Jong Il met Friday with the senior official from China in Pyongyang, Chinese state media reported, the first known meeting between the reclusive leader and a foreign dignitary since he reportedly fell ill last August.
Zhang Binyang / Xinhua — AP

Two years ago today, on Jan. 28, 2009, I reported that North Korea could become one of President Obama’s most vexing foreign-policy challenges.





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