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Recent Trends in Active-Duty Military Deaths [Updated May 20, 2019]   [open pdf - 466KB]

From the Summary of Deaths: "Since 2006--five years after the start of major combat operations in Afghanistan and three years after the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq--a total of 16,652 active-duty personnel and mobilized reservists have died while serving in the U.S. Armed Forces. Seventy-three percent of these casualties occurred under circumstances unrelated to war, a category classified in this report as 'Non-Overseas Contingency Operations', or 'Non-OCO'. Twenty-seven percent have died while serving in OCO operations--primarily within the territory of Iraq and Afghanistan--during periods of active combat operations. OCO operations related to Afghanistan primarily include Enduring Freedom and Freedom's Sentinel. For Iraq, OCO operations include Iraqi Freedom, New Dawn, and Inherent Resolve."

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CRS In Focus, IF10899
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2019-05-20
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Public Domain
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Congressional Research Service: https://crsreports.congress.gov/
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