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KABUL, Afghanistan – More U.S. military deaths in the last 10 months of the Afghan war than in the first five years of the conflict. More boots on the ground than in Iraq.
As the U.S. military death toll in the Afghan conflict reached the 1,000 mark, a fight that has become "Obama's war" now faces its greatest challenge — a high-risk campaign to win over a hostile population in the Taliban's southern heartland.
More casualties are expected when the campaign kicks into high gear this summer. The results may determine the outcome of a nearly nine-year conflict that has become the focus of America's fight against Islamist militancy.
The 1,000 U.S. military death occurred in a roadside bombing Friday — just before the Memorial Day weekend when America honors the dead in all its wars.
Originally posted by PatesHatriots
What are we doing there again? I haven't heard a mission statement in like... years now.
Originally posted by whaaa
reply to post by newBodyoldSoul
1000 dead? I think that's a conservative estimate.
How many Afghan's? Or are they not considered as casualties? Just collateral damage....
[edit on 30-5-2010 by whaaa]