More than 6,000 Canadian Forces members and discharged veterans who are receiving physical or psychiatric disability benefits from Veterans Affairs Canada have either served in Afghanistan or have a disability that has been related to their service in Afghanistan, the department says.
Report by Tim Naumetz, 8 February 2010
The Hill Times Online
Canada reports 140 dead in Afghanistan operation.
iCasualties.org: Operation Enduring Freedom
If the number of wounded is even close to 6000, then the number of US wounded should be commensurately high. US reports 990 dead. Rough estimate for the number of wounded, then . . . 40,000?
According to a Washington Post article 31 October 2009, more than 1,000 US troops were wounded in battle over the previous three months in Afghanistan.
Toll is rising. But so long as there is money to be made by the US boss class . . .