Denmark, whose soldiers are currently operating in Helmand Province in Afghanistan, has lost the most ISAF soldiers per capita of population, according to figures compiled by 21 Søndag.
The programme, which compared overall losses with domestic population size, showed Denmark with 3.8 soldiers killed in action per million population. Canada’s losses were at 3.2 losses per million and the United Kingdom was at 2.3 per million. American losses were 2.1 per million population.
“We have not restricted the operational areas of our soldiers like, for example, France, Germany, Spain and Italy who have said that they are prepared to take part (ED: in ISAF), but not where it really hurts,” says Researcher Peter Dahl Thruelsen of the Danish Defence Academy.