Iraq Coalition Casualty Statistics/External Links (May-September 2003)

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The following is a chronological listing of External Links (articles) for Iraq Coalition Casualty Statistics (May-September 2003).

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  • 25 May 2003: "Father of Slain Marine Calls for Peace at San Diego Rally," AP.
  • 26 May 2003: "In Iraq, US Troops Are Still Dying -- One Almost Every Day" by Alan Cooperman, Washington Post.
  • 27 May 2003: "Two U.S. soldiers die in Fallujah firefight. Rumsfeld to make policy address Tuesday", CNN.
  • 27 May 2003: "Wave of attacks claim US casualties in Iraq" in Jordan Times reported by aljazerrah.


  • 3 June 2003: "Ex-Army Boss: Pentagon Won't Admit Reality in Iraq" by Dave Moniz, USA Today: Former Army secretary Thomas White "said Monday it is time for the Pentagon to admit that the military is in for a long occupation of Iraq that will require a major commitment of American troops. ... [and] that senior Defense officials 'are unwilling to come to grips' with the scale of the postwar U.S. obligation in Iraq. The Pentagon has about 150,000 troops in Iraq and recently announced that the Army's 3rd Infantry Division's stay there has been extended indefinitely."
  • 5 June 2003: "U.S. Soldier Killed, Five Wounded in Iraq" by Lourdes Navarro, AP.
  • 5 June 2003: "Iraq still a dangerous place to be",
  • 11 June 2003: "US casualties rise", New York Times.
  • 13 June 2003: "Resistance to occupation is growing. US and British Troops are Being Sucked Into an Iraqi Quagmire" by Richard Norton-Taylor and Rory McCarthy, Guardian/UK.
  • 16 June 2003: "Iraq Occupation Has Deadly Toll for US" by Robert Schlesinger and Amber Mobley, Boston Globe.
  • 19 June 2003: "Pentagon Admits Iraq Guerrilla War" by James Politi and Guy Dinmore, Financial Times/UK.
  • 19 June 2003: "As U.S. Casualties Rise: Pentagon Faced with New Quagmires. Resistance to Domination Flares in Middle East" by Deirdre Griswold, Workers World.
  • 23 June 2003: "Losing Patience. More Americans Call the Level of Casualties in Iraq 'Unacceptable'" by Gary Langer, ABCNews.
  • 24 June 2003: "Coalition Suffers a Deadly Day as 6 British Soldiers Are Killed" by Alan Cowell, New York Times.
  • 25 June 2003: "As fatalities rise, will support wane? With six British casualties Tuesday, troop deaths in Iraq keep climbing - and American public patience ebbs a bit" by Linda Feldman, Christian Science Monitor.
  • 26 June 2003: "Ambushes Against U.S. Troops Kill 4" by Nadia Abou El-Magd.


  • July 2003: "Iraqi Freedom Shows Value of Early Care" by Jerry Harben, ed., Army Medicine.
  • 1 July 2003: "Coalition troop casualties, POWs, MIAs", AP.
  • 2 July 2003: "'Bring Them On,' Bush Says of Iraq Attacks", Reuters.
  • 2 July 2003: "In Letter to Rumsfeld, Lautenberg Expresses Concern Over Number of U.S. Casualties Since Administration Declared 'Mission Accomplished'. Calls on Admin. to Level with American People on Duration and Cost of Mission" by Frank Lautenberg.
  • 2 July 2003: "US Support for War Fades as Casualties Mount" by James Doran and Tim Reid, Times UK.
  • 3 July 2003: "Bush Taking Heat for 'Bring Them On' Remark" by Jim Holland, Reuters.
  • 3 July 2003: "'Bring Them On' Bush Says as Iraqi Attackers Prolong War" by Michael Howard and Julian Borger, Guardian/UK.
  • 3 July 2003: "'Bring Them On'. Violence Flares: Three Iraqis Killed, 10 US Soldiers Wounded", Agence France Presse.
  • 4 July 2003: "'Bring Them On'. New Iraqi Attacks Kill U.S. Soldier, Injure 18 Others" by Jamie Tarabay, AP.
  • 7 July 2003: "'Bring Them On'. Two U.S. Soldiers, Two Iraqis Die in Fresh Attacks" by Nadim Ladki, Reuters.
  • 7 July 2003: "Troop Morale in Iraq Hits 'Rock Bottom'. Soldiers stress is a key concern as the Army ponders whether to send more forces" by Ann Scott Tyson, Christian Science Monitor.
  • 7 July 2003: "3 Soldiers Killed in Iraq, (Operation) Sidewinder Ends" by Jim Garamone, American Forces Press Service: "Combined Joint Task Force-7 officials announced the end of Operation Sidewinder. The weeklong operation was aimed at Ba'ath Party sympathizers and remnants of the Fedayeen Saddam and Republican Guard. The 4th Infantry Division conducted the operation. ... No coalition forces were killed during the operation."
  • 8 July 2003: "U.S. casualties mount in Bush's war without end" by Eric Ture Muhammad,
  • 10 July 2003: "Two More US Troops Killed Amid Growing Controversy Over Saddam's Weapons", Agence France Presse.
  • 12 July 2003: "Support for Bush Declines As Casualties Mount in Iraq" by Richard Morin and Claudia Deane, Washington Post.
  • 15 July 2003: "Abrupt About-Face on U.S. Iraq Troops as Casualties Mount" by Nadim Ladki, Reuters: "The U.S. military announced thousands of key soldiers would be staying in Iraq indefinitely even as the number of American combat deaths neared the 1991 Gulf War total."
  • 15 July 2003: "Iraq: Mounting U.S. Casualties Underscore Security Dilemma" by Charles Recknagel, RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty.
  • 16 July 2003: "3 U.S. Soldiers Killed, Warplane Attacked In Iraq",
  • 17 July 2003: "Media Underplays U.S. Death Toll in Iraq. Soldiers Dead Since May Is 3 Times Official Count" by Greg Mitchell, Editor&Publisher.
  • 19 July 2003: "U.S. Toll in Iraq Higher Than in '91 Gulf War" by John Daniszewski and David Zucchino, Los Angeles Times.
  • 22 July 2003: "Readers Want Press to Cover All U.S. Casualties. Article on Media and Iraq Draws Big Response" by Greg Mitchell, Editor&Publisher.
  • 23 July 2003: "U.S. media misleading public on Iraq casualties" by Matthew Riemer, YellowTimes.
  • 29 July 2003: "More US casualties as raids miss Saddam by 'hours'",


  • 4 August 2003: "The unreported cost of war: at least 827 American wounded" by Julian Borger, Guardian UK.
  • 5 August 2003: "Death marches at double in Iraq but US public unaware" by Julian Borger,
  • 10 August 2003: "Iraq: U.S. Casualties", wais Stanford University: "US casualties from the occupation of Iraq may be double what is usually reported because of an extraordinarily high number of accidents, suicides and other non-combat deaths, according to The Guardian (8/6/03)."
  • 14 August 2003: "Relentless Iraqi Heat Becoming Fatal. Temperatures Regularly Exceed 115; At Least Two U.S. Soldiers Have Succumbed" by Theola Labbé, Washington Post.
  • 20 August 2003: "ACTION ALERT: Many Deaths Left Out of Iraq Story", FAIR.
  • 20 August 2003: "Iraq: The Agony Goes On - UN Chief Among 20 Dead as Bombers Wreck Headquarters" by Jamie Wilson and Julian Borger, Guardian UK.
  • 24 August 2003: "A U.S. soldier in Iraq wonders: 'How many more must die?'" by Tim Predmore,
  • 26 August 2003: "U.S. Postwar Deaths Match War Fatalities" by Mike Allen, Washington Post: "With the death yesterday of another U.S. soldier in Iraq, the number of U.S. troops who have died there since May 1, when President Bush declared an end to major combat operations, rose to 138 -- the same number as perished during the six weeks of fighting that marked the fall of Baghdad and its immediate aftermath, according to Pentagon records."
  • 26 August 2003: "Postwar Deaths of U.S. Troops in Iraq Exceeds Combat Toll" by Terence Neilen, New York Times.
  • 27 August 2003: "Is Bush Hiding U.S. Casualties in Iraq?" (Commentary),
  • 28 August 2003: "Wounded, Weary And Disappeared", by Bill Berkowitz, TomPaine.
  • 29 August 2003: "Networks Change Casualty Count in Iraq Reports",
  • 29 August 2003: "US casualties rise as Iraq. govt council divides cabinet posts", The Manilla Times.
  • 31 August 2003: "U.S. casualties in Iraq number 282", AP.


  • 1 September 2003: "Nearly 40,000 of America's frontline soldiers are not US citizens" by James Gooder, Posting from Al Jazeera.
  • 2 September 2003: " Number of Wounded in Action on Rise" by Vernon Loeb, Washington Post.
  • 4 September 2003: "U.S. Says More Troops Are Needed in Iraq" by D'arcy Doran, AP.
  • 5 September 2003: "Who's Counting the Dead in Iraq?" by Helen Thomas, Miami Herald.
  • 6 September 2003: "Bush to address U.S. role in Iraq on Sunday night" by Terence Hunt, AP.
  • 10 September 2003: "Pentagon Targets Latinos and Mexicans to Man the Front Lines in War on Terror" by Andrew Gumbel, Independent/UK.
  • 10 September 2003: "Lavrov: American Casualties in Iraq Proportional to Soviet Casualties in Afghanistan. All countries should unite to help Iraq return to normality" by Yevgeny Bai, (Russia).
  • 12 September 2003: "They Volunteered, Didn't They?" by Darci Andresen, AlterNet.
  • 13 September 2003: "At least 10 dead in Iraq in apparent mistake. Two coalition troops die in raid west of Baghdad", CNN.
  • 14 September 2003: "America's hidden battlefield toll. New figures reveal the true number of GIs wounded in Iraq" (" figures ... show that more than 6,000 American servicemen have been evacuated for medical reasons since the beginning of the war, including more than 1,500 American soldiers who have been wounded, many seriously.") by Jason Burke and Paul Harris, Observer. Also see Casualty Coverup,
  • 15 September 2003: Brad Messer Commentary: "6,000+ US Casualties? ... Are American casualties really low in Iraq? Would you consider more than 6-thousand casualties to be low?"
  • 16 September 2003: "Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments today released Operation Iraqi Freedom: A First Blush Assessment by Executive Director Dr. Andrew Krepinevich. This report is a preliminary analysis of military operations in Iraq and their implications for the future of military transformation and war planning strategy. ... 'The United States is in the regime changing business,' concludes Krepinevich in the report. ... Since the fall of the Berlin Wall the United States has directly or indirectly deposed a foreign regime roughly once every three years. Doing so, the United States finds itself increasingly engaged in stability operations, from the Balkans to Afghanistan to Iraq. Since the Vietnam War, however, the US military has viewed such activities as secondary to the task of winning wars."
  • 18 September 2003: "Heavy US casualties in Iraq attack", AFP.
  • 19 September 2003: "Iraqi attack claims heavy US casualties: report", ABCNews.
  • 20 September 2003: "Bush goes AWOL when soldiers need care" by George McEvoy, Palm Beach Post.
  • 20 September 2003: "Americans Draw a Veil of Secrecy as Casualties Grow" by Robert Fisk,
  • 21 September 2003: "Three More US Soldiers Killed Sunday in Iraq Attacks" by Andrew Gray, Reuters.
  • 22 September 2003: "Hispanic Soldiers Die in Greater Numbers in Iraq" by Miriam Kagan, Inter Press Service.
  • 23 September 2003: "Latin Blood in Iraq. At least one of the US POW's is a Latin American immigrant, Pravda.
  • 29 September 2003: "Body Bags Filled with GI Joe and Jane: No Homecoming Trumpets for the Fallen?" (Buzzflash Reader Commentary) by Vincent L. Guarisco.