2,000 American Deaths in the War in Afghanistan

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Marines in Afghanistan (Timothy Kudo)

The U.S. has reached a sad milestone in the 11-year war in Afghanistan. As of last week, 2,000 American troops have lost their lives in the war.

These are tough times for the U.S. and NATO campaign in Afghanistan. So called "insider killings," in which U.S. and NATO troops and trainers are attacked by the Afghans working with them are on the rise. In just the past two weeks, nine Americans have been killed in insider attacks.

Dr. Andrew Exum is a senior fellow at the Center for a New American Security, who served two tours in Afghanistan.


Andrew Exum

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Comments [1]

Larry Fisher from Brooklyn, N.Y.

The casualties of war go beyond the soldiers who died. American soldiers are coming home injured or stressed as well... and we leave a country still in tatters and disappointed about promises to them that are never met.

Aug. 22 2012 08:58 AM

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