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United States Military Deaths in Iraq and Afghanistan - The Latest Numbers

The Associated Press today announced how many servicemen and women have died in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, based on the news service's own count. According to the AP, 4441 American troops were killed while serving in Iraq:

The Department of Defense also released its own numbers last night. The Pentagon's numbers differ slightly from the Associated Press's numbers.

Since the United States invaded Afghanistan in 2001 after the 9/11 attacks, there have been 1408 United States servicemembers who've died, according to the AP.

Whether you support United States military involvement in Iraq and Afghanistan, or are an opponent, these numbers have got to hit you in the gut. Especially after reading Katie Wade's blog, you realize that every one of these "numbers" listed above was deeply loved by another person.