Government Report: More Military Deaths in Some Years of Peace Than War:But then buries the truth later in the article:
More active members of the military died during two years of peacetime in the early 1980s than died during a two-year period of war in Iraq and Afghanistan, according to a government report.
"Let's not somehow pretend or try to convey the false impression that being at war is being safer than being at peace, of course not," said Michael O'Hanlon, a senior fellow at the Brookings Institute.Demonstrating that Fox News is barely better than Red State at presenting the facts. Shame on you, Fox News.
"If we stopped these wars we would cut back our annual military fatalities by close to a thousand people, and that's just simple arithmetic."
The numbers, which outline active-duty deaths from 1980 to 2006, show a steady decline in accidents.