Blog posts with the tag "By the Numbers"

By the Numbers: 22 October 2018

$2.8 Trillion
The amount spent by the United States on "governmentwide homeland security efforts, international programs, and the wars in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Syria" from FY 2002 through FY 2017, according to a new report from the Stimson Center -- Counterterrorism Spending: Protecting America while Promoting Efficiencies and Accountability.

By the Numbers: 15 October 2018

The percentage by which soldiers deployed to combat zones are more likely to attend religious services weekly when compared to "their counterparts assigned to non-combat overseas deployments," according to a recent working paper from the National Bureau of Economic Research -- Death, Trauma and God: The Effect of Military Deployments on Religiosity. Soldiers deployed to combat zones are also 9% more likely to engage in private prayer, according to the researchers.

By the Numbers: 24 September 2018

The number of Active Duty Service members who "who received a psychiatric aeromedical evacuation from Iraq or Afghanistan between 2001 and 2013," according to a new article in the journal Military Medicine -- Psychiatric Aeromedical Evacuations of Deployed Active Duty U.S. Military Personnel During Operations Enduring Freedom, Iraqi Freedom, and New Dawn.