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University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Casualty Coverage

Caption: This chart shows the percentage of selected New York Times war stories mentioning US dead, wounded or prisoners, during US involvement in five major wars. Figures are based on an analysis of 1,977 war-related stories in 125 daily issues of The New York Times during those wars.

Credit: Scott Althaus

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