Friday, September 23, 2005

More Pavlov's Dogs of War

From an unnamed steer, this Air Force Times piece on Pavlov's Demographics of War.

An interesting statistics byte:
Deaths of U.S. troops in Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom also have been disproportionate to ethnic makeup of the military, the report states. Based on the 1,841 deaths and 12,658 wounded service members as of May 28, when the report was being prepared, 71 percent of the dead are classified as white, 9 percent as black and 10 percent as Hispanic.

I'm pushing a theory here, but what percentage of first lieutenants at the head of a patrol or with their heads stuck out the tops of an armored vehicle are white?

Not that it matters that much. From what I can see from the vantage of my age, any American with a net worth of under $ 5 million is a "person of color."

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