So far in 2018, there have been 13 service member fatalities in seven incidents. Seven of those casualties occurred in a helicopter crash in Iraq in March. Three of the total number of military casualties were not related to combat.
And America’s schools?
A total of 29 people have been killed in school shootings so far this year – and the number of deaths and shooting incidents are far higher this year than any other since 2000.
There have been three times as many deaths in school shootings so far this year than in the second-most deadly year through May 18, 2005.
In fact, there were 36 fatalities in school shootings in total through May 18 of each year from 2000 to 2017 — only slightly more than there have been in 2018 alone.
Though the difference between deaths in America’s schools and those suffered by the American military is stark, The Post notes that this doesn’t mean schools are more dangerous than battlefields:
However, 2018 is shaping up to be a particularly deadly year for students.