** AMERICAN WAR CASUALTIES: LISTS AND STATISTICS
** MORE FROM CRS
** JEFF RICHELSON'S U.S. INTELLIGENCE COMMUNITY
AMERICAN WAR CASUALTIES: LISTS AND STATISTICS
Comprehensive data on U.S. military deaths from the Revolutionary War
and the War of 1812 through Operation Iraqi Freedom were presented in a
recently updated report from the Congressional Research Service.
"This report is written in response to numerous requests for war
casualty statistics and lists of war dead. It provides tables, compiled
by sources at the Department of Defense (DOD), indicating the number of
casualties among American military personnel serving in principal wars
and combat actions."
For the more recent military actions beginning with the Korean War,
information on specific cause of death and demographic data are
The Congressional Research Service does not make its publications
directly available to the public. A copy of the report was obtained by
See "American War and Military Operations Casualties: Lists and
Statistics," updated June 29, 2007:
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JEFF RICHELSON'S U.S. INTELLIGENCE COMMUNITY
For decades now "The U.S. Intelligence Community" by Jeffrey T.
Richelson has been the best one-volume account of the structure and
operation of the far-flung U.S. intelligence bureaucracy. The fifth
edition has just been published.
When I encounter an unfamiliar intelligence term, an odd acronym or a
reference to an obscure office somewhere in the bowels of U.S.
intelligence, I find that Richelson's book more often than not -- more
often than Google -- provides the explanation and the needed background,
typically with a footnote to an official source.
The latest edition includes new material on homeland security
intelligence, detainee interrogation, and other post-9/11 developments.
"The U.S. Intelligence Community" by Jeffrey T. Richelson, 5th edition,
is published by Westview Press.
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