As my brother’s stay in Iraq is extended, these stories remain on my radar. I am honest enough to confess that they probably wouldn’t attract my attention if I wasn’t personally impacted.
2007 is the deadliest year for U.S. soldiers in Iraq
5 U.S. soldiers killed Monday in Iraq bomb attacks
— Houston Chronicle2
The U.S. military today announced the deaths of five more soldiers, making 2007 the deadliest year for U.S. troops despite a recent downturn, according to an Associated Press count.
At least 852 American military personnel have died in Iraq so far this year — the highest annual toll since the war began in March 2003, according to AP figures.
2 = article may expire in a few weeks