Cpl. Brewer Gerald of 3/6 Kilo Company 2nd Marine Regiment, who was wounded by a roadside bomb, on board a medevac helicopter in southern Afghanistan, Sept. 2, 2011.
AP Photo/ Rafiq Maqbool
"Dead Wrong? Battle Deaths, Military Medicine, and Exaggerated Reports of War's Demise"
Journal Article, International Security, volume 39, issue 1, pages 95-125
Author: Tanisha M. Fazal
Belfer Center Programs or Projects: Quarterly Journal: International Security
Recent scholarship points to a drop in battle deaths over the past several centuries and suggests that war is declining. Improved medical care, however, has made battle wounds more survivable. War has become less fatal, but not necessarily less frequent.
The author has written a policy brief based on this article, "Nonfatal Casualties and the Changing Costs of War."
Read: Tanisha Fazal's blog post at The Monkey Cage: "The Reports of War's Demise Have Been Exaggerated."
Read: Andrew Sullivan discusses Fazal's article on The Dish.
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