After all these years, billions of taxpayer dollars, and the best efforts of current geniuses running the show, IED's or home made bombs continue to be the number one killer of Americans in Afghanistan.
4/4/11, "60% of U.S. Military Deaths in Afghanistan Have Occurred Since Obama Was Inaugurated in 2009," CNS News, Edwin Mora
"At least 858 U.S. soldiers have died in the Afghanistan war since President Barack Obama took office in January 2009. That equals 60.13 percent of the 1,427 American soldier fatalities so far in the
- ongoing 10-year war in that country.
Last year was the deadliest for U.S. forces in Afghanistan, with 497 combat and non-combat fatalities.
- Improvised explosive devices (IEDs), or homemade bombs,
- continue to be the number one killer of U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan.
The Afghan provinces of Helmand and Kandahar, which border Pakistan and have been the central focus of U.S. military operations in recent years, continue to be the deadliest regions for American soldiers.
CNSNews.com’s database of U.S. military fatalities in Afghanistan is derived from Department of Defense (DOD) news releases and various media accounts.
The database includes American troops who died in and around Afghanistan while supporting military efforts against terrorism under Operation Enduring Freedom. That operation was launched on Oct. 7, 2001 to topple the Taliban regime and pursue al Qaeda after it used Afghanistan as a base for the 9/11 terrorist attacks against the United States."...
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