Transparency in war can lead to casualties; secrecy, however, carries its own price.
Add the fighting before that, and the American casualties came to over 62,000.
The military had been documenting the return of casualties for several decades, even when the news media showed no interest.
The Rape of Nanking alone had seen three hundred thousand casualties.
In all, the Observatory says it has documented 125,835 casualties since the start of the rebellion on March 18, 2011.
Only 15 casualties were reported from the whole Brigade, none of which fell to the share of our Battalion.
The casualties were remarkably low considering the circumstances.
The total Allied casualties were not as large as the number of Germans taken prisoner.
There must always be some casualties, and probably there were some likewise on the other side.
casualties were not exceptionally heavy, but the strenuous work and perpetual stress of the nerves told on them.
early 15c., "chance, accident; incidental charge," from casual (adj.) on model of royalty, penalty, etc. Casuality had some currency 16c.-17c. but is now obsolete. Meaning "losses in numbers from a military or other troop" is from late 15c. Meaning "an individual killed, wounded, or lost in battle" is from 1844.