This Year’s U.S. Death toll in Afghanistan the Highest


The equation seems simple for the occupation in Afghanistan: More troops = More troop deaths. But then again, so many things seem like a simple equation.

source: CNN    Sep 4, 2010

In only eight months, 2010 has become the deadliest year for U.S. troops in Afghanistan, according to a CNN count of Pentagon and NATO figures.

At least 321 troops have died so far in 2010, the highest yearly toll since the conflict began nearly nine years ago. The previous high was last year’s 313 American deaths.

The deaths occurred during an increase of U.S. troops in Afghanistan and fierce fighting across the nation, particularly in the southern and eastern regions. Roadside bombs were responsible for many of the combat deaths.

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