estimates of child casualties in U.S. wars?

marco R cuito61 at
Sat Feb 16 18:48:57 MST 2002

Interesting question.  i did a little searching around and I found this:

"We note data from the FAO showing that more than 560,000 children have 
already died since the war ended and that the current monthly figure of 
deaths of small children surpasses 5,000 with another 5,000 for persons over 
the age of 14." -

i honestly couldnt find much else in terms of specific statistics.  maybe 
the information is hard to come by, maybe my searching skills aint so hot, 
maybe a little bit of both.

on a related note, I would like to know the numbers as to how many children 
were born with birth defects as a result of the use of Agent Orange in 
Vietnam.  And how about the numbers of children that die every day as a 
result of the policies of the WTO/WB/IMF and their country's payment of 
external debt?

>Date: Sat, 16 Feb 2002 11:11:46 -0500
>From: "Mike Friedman" <mikedf at>
>Subject: estimates of child casualties in U.S. wars?
>Does anyone have reliable estimates (and sources) of casualties among
>children in recent U.S. military interventions (Vietnam, on...)? I'm aware
>of figures of 170,000 killed in Iraq and 1 million in Vientam, based on UN
>estimates that 90% of casualties are civilians and 50% of these are
>children. But, I'm hoping for some concrete information.

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