US Deaths Pass 1000 In Afghanistan.

by Daniel Russ on May 18, 2010

Exhausted US Soldier carrying M60 In Korengal Valley. Photo by Hungarian Photojournalist Balazs Gardi

On Tuesday, the toll of American dead in Afghanistan passed 1,000, after a suicide bomb in Kabul killed at least five United States service members. Having taken nearly seven years to reach the first 500 dead, the war killed the second 500 in fewer than two. A resurgent Taliban active in almost every province, a weak central government incapable of protecting its people and a larger number of American troops in harms way all contributed to the accelerating pace of death.

Source: NYT

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AirmanMom May 18, 2010 at 5:54 pm

My heart hurts as I read these ‘statistics’. These ‘statistics’ are real sons and daughters, grandchildren, neighbors and friends. I feel sick.
~AM

Daniel Russ May 18, 2010 at 6:52 pm

I can say or do nothing to make this any better.

Ryan Dew April 3, 2011 at 9:27 pm

I spent a year over in afghanistan in laugman province and it is no fucking joke on how real it is over there. I wish the government would relize you can’t change what is and you can’t change there way of thinking for hundreds of years. I’ve seen us try and all that happens is us turing into more fucking “statisitics” on the fucking news.

Ryan Dew April 3, 2011 at 9:27 pm

I spent a year over in afghanistan in laugman province and it is no fucking joke on how real it is over there. I wish the government would relize you can’t change what is and you can’t change there way of thinking for hundreds of years. I’ve seen us try and all that happens is us turing into more fucking “statisitics” on the fucking news. RIP. (POW-MIA)

guillermo valencira restrepo July 13, 2011 at 12:12 pm

Long live to the heroic Afghan Resistance !!!

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