Post-9/11 Record for No War Casualties



The United States has gone the longest period without a combat casualty since September 11. As of Wednesday, there has not been a combat-related fatality for the past 75 days-the longest stretch since 2002.

The figure came up during a heated exchange between a the parent of a veteran killed in Afghanistan and a congressman who will vote on yet another war. Fred J. Boenig questioned Adam Kinzinger’s self-described “hawkish” approach to ISIS.

“This is no disrespect, but when you said that, the only thing I can hear is a knock on my door again,” Boenig said. “I have one question: Do know how many days it has been since the last U.S. casualty? The last military casualty?” Kinzinger did not know. Read more at the Washington Post.

[Andy Newscenter]


  1. The photo accompanying this article is heartbreaking. Staff Sgt. Ryan F. Coyer is the American soldier whose grave is pictured and his sister Lesleigh is on her brother’s grave. He was only 26 when he died. He was an Army Ranger who served several tours in Afghanistan and he saw combat. He died of cardiac arrest in the U.S.

  2. It was interesting that he only mentioned 21 Coptic Christians and an American- Guess he forgot the 200,000 Syrians- the thousands In Iraq- maybe when we are done invading Syria- we can invade Nigeria to get Boko Haram? Is it the beheadings that upset Kinzinger? The Saudis behead people all the time for sorcery- And that doesn’t bother him? Maybe like he said how he loved the movie American Sniper- he believes the Muslims he failed to recognize are just “Savages”