Archive for December 28th, 2010
NOT WORTH IT: 700 U.S. and allied troops killed in Afghanistan in 2010, AP says
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The 2010 death toll for U.S. and allied troops in Afghanistan hit 700 on Tuesday, according to the Associated Press, making this by far the deadliest year for foreign forces there. These deaths represent one of the most tragic results of a war that’s not making us safer and that’s not worth the costs.
From the Associated Press:
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A coalition patrol fought off an insurgent attack in mountainous eastern Afghanistan Tuesday, on a day when two servicemen were killed in the country’s troubled south, bringing the death toll for foreign troops in the country to 700 in 2010, according to an AP count.
This year is by far the deadliest for the coalition in the nearly decade-long war, as tens of thousands of additional international troops have poured into the country in an effort to suppress a virulent Taliban insurgency.