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Some of the deadliest days for US troops in Afghanistan:
August 26, 2021: Two suicide bombers and gunmen attack crowds of Afghans flocking to Kabul’s airport in the waning days of an airlift for those fleeing the Taliban takeover. The attacks kill at least 72 Afghans and 13 US troops.
December 21, 2015: A suicide attacker rams an explosives-laden motorcycle into a joint NATO-Afghan patrol, killing six American troops. The soldiers were targeted as they moved through a village near Bagram airfield.
October 2, 2015: 11 people, including six US service members, are killed when a US Air Force C-130J transport plane crashes.
December 17, 2013: Six US service members are killed when a helicopter crashes.
May 4, 2013: Seven US soldiers and a member of the NATO-led coalition are killed as the Taliban continued attacks as part of their spring offensive.
March 11, 2013: A helicopter crash in southern Afghanistan kills five American service members. Two US special operations forces were gunned down hours earlier in an insider attack by an Afghan policeman in eastern Afghanistan.
August 6, 2011: A helicopter is shot down by an armed group with a rocket-propelled grenade, killing 30 American troops and eight Afghans.
originally posted by: CptGreenTea
a reply to: ketsuko
Are you refering to Trump being criticized for giving money to the military? Because that wasn't all he did. He increased drone strikes and canceled the drone report after there was a massive increase in civilian casualties.
Republicans (including Trump) have been mostly pro MIC. Starting the move to get out of Afghanistan after 20 years doesn't suddenly make Trump a peace loving anti mic potus.
The problem is that we rather elect these aweful politicians because it means the left or right doesn't win.
So the problem is on the American people. We fail at electing great leaders and choose based on petty political hate.