September 3rd, 2012 at 7:55 am by Dr. Drang
I’ve been getting my figures from icasualties.org, which documents its figures, corrects them from time to time, and has always seemed pretty reliable.
Maybe the Times is only considering deaths that occurred in Afghanistan. That figure apparently did just pass 2,000, but doesn’t include troops who died after being transferred to hospitals outside Afghanistan. Whatever the calculation, it was good to see a major news outlet—the major news outlet—acknowledge the continuing cost of a war that grinds on with little continuing support and no continuing accomplishments.