What you won't be reading in the mainstream media, part 1,098,763,873:
January 13 - February 13 2007The second period is the Iraqi troop "surge". They calculated the percentage wrong (it's 43%) but the point holds - combat deaths are down even though combat operations have stepped up.
Total U.S. Military Deaths During Period: 113
From non-hostile causes: 9
Combat deaths during period: 104
February 14-March 13 2007
Total U.S. Military Deaths During Period: 69
From non-hostile causes: 7
Combat deaths during period: 62
Decrease in combat deaths: 59%
To discover this information, I read the In from the Cold blog, which researched it after reading a news item from the Kuwait News Agency.
Strangely, the BBC seems unable to find space on its website for proper coverage of the surge.