Two years ago, there was no such thing as an American military.
Today, more than a dozen service members have died in combat, nearly 100,000 have been wounded, and hundreds of thousands have been discharged from the military.
These are the numbers that Americans will no doubt be talking about when the Pentagon announces the numbers of combat troops, veterans, and other civilians who were killed in Iraq and Afghanistan in 2017.
The numbers will also likely be a subject of debate at the upcoming National Defense Authorization Act, which Congress is expected to pass this week.
But before that happens, there are several key takeaways from the data that the government has collected over the past two years to determine how many Americans served and died in the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.
The Pentagon is collecting data from nearly 30,000 service members, veterans and civilians, and will release those numbers on Tuesday.
These numbers are based on information from the National Veterans Crisis Line, a database of all veteran suicides since 2001, and the Military Department, which also includes veterans who are currently in military custody or whose spouses have died.
The database, which includes more than 200,000 veteran suicides, is available to members of Congress, journalists, and anyone who is interested in finding out more about the war in Afghanistan.
Here are the top five things you need to know about the military’s record of serving and dying in 2017: 1.
The most American deaths in Iraq since 2001: According to the database, more Americans died in Iraq than died in Afghanistan in the year that began the wars there.
In Iraq, a total of 5,934 Americans died, compared with 4,737 Americans who died in Vietnam in the same period.
This year, there were 9,821 U.S. soldiers in Iraq, which is about one-third the number in Vietnam.
But that number doesn’t include the tens of thousands of Iraqi refugees who have arrived in the United States in recent years.
About 60,000 of them have been veterans, many of whom were serving in the Iraq war.
As a result, the number of American soldiers killed in Afghanistan has been growing over the last two years.
The number of Americans killed in both Iraq and Syria has also been increasing.
In 2017, there have been 8,891 American deaths and 4,064 American deaths from violence in Iraq.
That’s up from 4,814 deaths in 2016.
There are about 2,400 American combat veterans in Iraq who were not killed in combat.
This is due in part to the surge of new recruits in the Iraqi Army and the increased role that the United Nations forces in Iraq have played in the war.
The biggest American deaths since 2001?
In 2017 alone, 1,086 Americans died while serving in Iraq; the most in two years, according to data from the Office of the Inspector General.
The overall number of deaths in 2017 was 4,566.
Of those, 2,857 were killed while serving with the American Expeditionary Forces (AEF), the Army, Navy, and Air Force.
This figure is higher than the previous year because the number dropped a bit as a result of the surge in troops who arrived in Afghanistan after the end of the wars.
The Army and Air Corps killed the most American combat soldiers in 2017, according a Department of Defense report released on May 3.
This number was the third highest in 2017 as well.
The total number of combat deaths in the Army and Navy, combined with the Air Force, is more than 8,000.
That makes them the biggest two branches of the military in terms of deaths.
But the Air Corps is not the only branch with a significant number of active-duty personnel who have been killed in the field.
The Navy has had at least 2,000 active- and reserve-duty troops killed in its service since September 11, 2001, according the Navy’s website.
The Marine Corps, which oversees the armed forces, had at most 5,000 combat deaths from September 11 through December 31, according data from its website.
The largest number of U.N. troops killed during the war: According a Congressional Research Service (CRS) analysis, the United Kingdom, Australia, France, and Germany have each had the most U. N. combat fatalities from 2001 to 2017.
That figure is the third-highest total in 2017 behind only the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and the United Republic of Tanzania (U.R.T.).
In addition, the British Empire, which has a larger population than the U.K., is second in terms, with 5,700 U. U. S. combat deaths.
That is up from 2,700 combat deaths for the United African Empire (UAA), which has the second-largest population.
The U.A.E. has the highest death rate of any country, but the military is doing a lot to keep its citizens from joining the ranks.