The Count DoD photo by Senior Airman Julianne Showalter, U.S. Air Force

The Count

As of Tuesday, day 2,411 of the war in Iraq…

By Jake Armstrong 11/12/2009

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American military service members — 3 more than last week — have died since the war began in 2003, according to the US Defense Department. A total of 13,880 have suffered injuries serious enough to keep them from returning to duty.

soldiers and 1 retired soldier killed in the mass shooting at Fort Hood were memorialized Tuesday in a ceremony on the base, National Public Radio reported. The suspect, Army Major Nadal Hassan (pictured), is in stable condition after
a civilian police officer shot him and stopped the attack.

suspects have been arrested in connection with twin bombings in Baghdad that killed more than 150 people on Oct. 25, Agence France-Presse reported Tuesday. More than 60 soldiers and police were also arrested for negligence.


lawsuits in 32 states have been filed against Halliburton, KBR and other military contractors over so-called “burn pits” the companies allegedly used in Iraq to burn everything from human body parts to tires, the Associated Press reported Tuesday.


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