- Un-threatened Peace (edwinmathe.com)
Honoring those who fought and died in Operation Enduring Freedom, Operation Iraqi Freedom Operation New Dawn
Listed below are the most current statistics according to our database.
*These statistics may not reflect exact figures.
Air Force: 152
Coast Guard: 1
Marine Corps: 1466
Operation Enduring Freedom:2257
Operation Iraqi Freedom: 4403
Operation New Dawn: 67
Total: 6727 ∞
Just over a century ago, Europe embarked on the first of two ugly, horrendous, horribly violent world wars. Since 1945, despite half of a century of nuclear standoff, multiple smaller conflicts, and the birth of dozens of new nations out of the dying bodies of empires, big wars don’t seem to happen any more. Author Steve Pinker, in The Better Angels Of Our Nature, argues that war is declining, killing fewer people, and no longer how nations choose to resolve conflicts. Bear Braumoeller, a political science professor at Ohio State University, disagrees, seeing the recent trend as more statistical anomaly than historical fact. On August 29, he presented a paper arguing this at the American Political Science Association conference in Chicago. Nations, the paper says, are just as likely to go to war as they have always been. We caught up with Braumoeller to learn more: