Graph of the Day for May 31, 2010

Randall Hoven
"Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe to assure the survival and the success of liberty."  John F. Kennedy

"The cost of freedom is always high, but Americans have always paid it. And one path we shall never choose, and that is the path of surrender, or submission."  John F. Kennedy

"Every citizen should be a soldier. This was the case with the Greeks and Romans, and must be that of every free state."  Thomas Jefferson

"We cannot continue to rely only on our military in order to achieve the national security objectives that we've set. We've got to have a civilian national security force that's just as powerful, just as strong, just as well-funded."  Barack Obama

"I know my country has not perfected itself. At times, we've struggled to keep the promise of liberty and equality for all of our people. We've made our share of mistakes, and there are times when our actions around the world have not lived up to our best intentions."  Barack Obama

"In America, there's a failure to appreciate Europe's leading role in the world."  President Obama



Data source: 
Congressional Research Service.


Hoven's Index for May 31, 2010


US military deaths (hostile and non-hostile) in other operations since 1980:

Iran hostage rescue mission, 1980:   8

Lebanon peacekeeping, 1982-84:  265

Grenada, 1983:  19

Panama, 1989:  23

Somalia, 1992-94:  43

Haiti, 1994-96:  4

Data source:  Congressional Research Service.


Graph of the Day Archive.

"Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe to assure the survival and the success of liberty."  John F. Kennedy

"The cost of freedom is always high, but Americans have always paid it. And one path we shall never choose, and that is the path of surrender, or submission."  John F. Kennedy

"Every citizen should be a soldier. This was the case with the Greeks and Romans, and must be that of every free state."  Thomas Jefferson

"We cannot continue to rely only on our military in order to achieve the national security objectives that we've set. We've got to have a civilian national security force that's just as powerful, just as strong, just as well-funded."  Barack Obama

"I know my country has not perfected itself. At times, we've struggled to keep the promise of liberty and equality for all of our people. We've made our share of mistakes, and there are times when our actions around the world have not lived up to our best intentions."  Barack Obama

"In America, there's a failure to appreciate Europe's leading role in the world."  President Obama



Data source: 
Congressional Research Service.


Hoven's Index for May 31, 2010


US military deaths (hostile and non-hostile) in other operations since 1980:

Iran hostage rescue mission, 1980:   8

Lebanon peacekeeping, 1982-84:  265

Grenada, 1983:  19

Panama, 1989:  23

Somalia, 1992-94:  43

Haiti, 1994-96:  4

Data source:  Congressional Research Service.


Graph of the Day Archive.