- "At the beginning of the Iraq War, an accidental helipcopter crash killed several American soldiers. A general said about the accident: 'What we do is dangerous. Even in peacetime.' Indeed, year in and year out, an average of one to two American soldiers die every day, during peacetime, as a result of accidents. This casualty rate has never attracted any public attention. Accidental deaths in peacetime never make headlines, notwithstanding their relative frequency."
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