January 1, 2010 at 7:33 PM by Dr. Drang
In Iraq, the number of US and coalition military deaths in December were the lowest in its 6½-year history.
In Afghanistan, the number of US and coalition military deaths was nearly the same as November—distinctly lower than in the summer months, but high compared to the rest of that war’s 8-year history.
The Vietnam War was the constant background of my childhood. I was 15 when the US finally pulled out, and I had no memory of a time when the country wasn’t at war. I can’t believe my sons are going to look back and say the same thing about their childhoods.