Of the many ways to look at the global conflict situation in the past year or two, perhaps one of the starkest comes from an analysis of where the United States and its coalition partners (including Canada) have used airpower, and how often.
According to research done by Micah Zenko, a senior fellow at the U.S. Council on Foreign Relations, there were 28,714 U.S.-led coalition munitions dropped in 2015. From this number, Zenko determines that the U.S. itself conducted at least 23,144 airstrikes in 2015.
But where did all these bombs land? And who got killed?
The first part of that answer is fairly easy to determine, the second part is somewhat murkier.
The vast majority of the strikes–22,110–took place in Iraq and Syria. Afghanistan received 947, Yemen took 58, Somalia 18 and P...