Total U.S. Military Gulf War Deaths: 73,846
Deaths amongst Deployed: 17,847
Deaths amongst Non-Deployed: 55,999
Total number of disability claims filed: 1,620,906 [deployed and non-deployed]
Looking at these numbers, it becomes clear why they're out of troops. But the MSM hasn't come close to reporting this. They haven't even tried.
I was going to say an interesting cross-check would be to research every military burial that's been done since the war began.
Why isn't there a network in this nation that will accurately report 17,847 "deployed" deaths?
It's on page 6 of the PDF report:
"Conflict" deaths = 13,517
"Theater" deaths = 4,330
for a total of 17,847 "deployed" deaths.
And there's this footnote:
These counts reflect raw data that has not been subjected to any statistical analysis nor has it been adjusted in any way to make it a mortality study. There has been no adjustment to account for age, gender, race, and other items required for a valid mortality study. In addition, the data will not reflect the deaths that occurred after March 2007. The use of these data to draw conclusions regarding mortality rates will result in inaccurate conclusions. For analysis of Gulf War veteran mortality, see "Mortality among US Veterans of the Persian Gulf War: 7-Year Follow-up," Han K. Kang and Tim A. Bullman, American Journal of Epidemiology, 2001, 154(5): 399-405.
Also, it looks like, from page 2, they're including deaths from the first Gulf War and related sub-conflicts, "first year only," as well as "other deployments starting second year: 8/1/91 - Present." So I don't know if that includes Afghanistan, or what. Do you?
This report is a mess. The two Gulf War deployments, Desert Storm and Iraqi Freedom are being combined, and it's obvious that playing shell-games with the truth is how those of a "government mentality" do things. Why can't we just have the truth?