Thursday, December 06, 2007

973 US Troops Killed in Iraq in Last 12 Months

The Iraq Study Group was published one year ago today.
Although the final report was not released until December 6, 2006, media reports ahead of that date described some possible recommendations by the panel. Among them were the beginning of a phased withdrawal of US combat forces from Iraq and direct US dialogue with Syria and Iran over Iraq and the Middle East. The Iraq Study Group also found that the Pentagon has underreported significantly the extent of the violence in Iraq and that officials have obtained little information regarding the source of these attacks. The group further described the situation in Afghanistan as so disastrous that they may need to divert troops from Iraq in order to help stabilize the country. After these reports began surfacing, co-chair James Baker warned that the group should not be expected to produce a "magic bullet" to resolve the Iraqi conflict.

According to the Iraq Coalition Casualty Count, 973 US Troops were killed in Iraq from December 6, 2006 through December 5, 2007.

Tip o' the hat to Atrios.

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