Underreporting casualties in Iraq
October 23, 2003 4:50 PM Subscribe
Press underreports casualties
I had never heard of "Editor & Publisher" before, but I came across this link, and thought the news was rather shocking.
So while 106 troops were killed since the "end of hostilities," 1927 have been wounded since the war began, 200 have been killed from all causes, and over 4,000 troops have been medically evacuated from Iraq.
The article says the stats are easily obtained from the Pentagon web site - though all I could find was press releases
which just mention casualties one by one.
Can anyone out there find a comprehensive listing on the Pentagon's page?
The article suggests that the media are at least in part to blame here (along with the administration's general reluctance to focus on bad news). Why wouldn't newspapers want to cover injuries to the troops? I, for one, would like to see this covered. What do you all think?
posted by jasper411 (41 comments total)