Actually, the headlines are mistaken, but the quote on the chart below the 41% "1 killed to 2.40 wounded" shows that the ration of wounded to killed is actually increasing. This is because better armor and quicker/better medical response leads to what would previously have been fatal injuries now just being serious wounds (e.g. head injuries are dramatically increased in this war). This has been widely reported on and can be confirmed with a simple internet search. An example would be the christian science monitorhttp://www.csmonitor.com/2006/0829/p03s02-usmi.htmlwhich confirms the rouply 8 to 1 wounded to killed ratio shown in the graph.
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