Thursday, January 20, 2011


A friend recently pointed out to me an error in my last blog post (which was admittedly long ago--with the new baby and work I'm not finding as much time to write). I had sloppily read the cited article on Colombian military casualties, and took "bajas" to mean deaths as opposed to casualties, which is its meaning in this case. So the post should read that there were 2500 military casualties (deaths plus wounded) in Colombia in 2010, not 2500 deaths, and 790 NATO casualties in Afghanistan, not deaths. The figure of 3000 Pakistani military deaths since 2003 still stands.

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