The flag draped casket of Roland Burke Dukes is shown during a memorial service and burial at Great Lakes National Cemetery in Holly Township, Mich., Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014. Thirteen military veterans whose remains went unclaimed at a Detroit morgue finally have been laid to rest. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

The Illusion of War Without Casualties

America’s wars in the post-9/11 era have been characterized by relatively low U.S. casualties, but that does not mean that they are any less violent than previous wars.