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2010 Was By Far the Deadliest Year for U.S. Troops in Afghanistan—One American Killed Every 18 Hours
cns news ^ | 1/2/11 | Edwin Mora

Posted on 01/02/2011 2:46:33 PM PST by Nachum

(CNSNews.com) - With 496 casualties, 2010 was by far the deadliest year for U.S. troops fighting a war in Afghanistan that has now entered its tenth year, according to casualty reports issued by the Department of Defense and tracked in a comprehensive database of war casualties maintained by CNSNews.com.

There were 303 U.S. casualties in the Afghanistan war in 2009, making 2009 the second deadliest year of the war.

(Excerpt) Read more at cnsnews.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: afghanistan; deadliest; troops; year

1 posted on 01/02/2011 2:46:39 PM PST by Nachum
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To: Nachum

Still safer there than in any major city in the US and you get to shoot back..


2 posted on 01/02/2011 2:48:32 PM PST by goat granny
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To: goat granny

Don’t look for this on the evening news...


3 posted on 01/02/2011 2:49:39 PM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Nachum

Its my understanding that they were “NATO” troops


4 posted on 01/02/2011 2:49:54 PM PST by al baby (Hi Mom)
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5 posted on 01/02/2011 2:50:59 PM PST by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: goat granny
you get to shoot back

On Thursdays, except during prayers, of if they're within 300 meters of any inhabited structure or a goat.

6 posted on 01/02/2011 2:52:16 PM PST by Tijeras_Slim (Pablo lives jubtabulously!)
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To: tet68

The media needs to receive an award for shameful bias due to the way it behaved during the Iraq war when Bush was President, compared to the way it is behaving now.


7 posted on 01/02/2011 3:03:17 PM PST by Brilliant
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To: Nachum

The article reports on the numbers of combat deaths in Afghanistan, but calls these figures “casualties”. The word “casualties” has a very specific meaning: the sum of Killed in Action, Died of Wounds, Wounded, and Missing in Action. So, a combat death is a casualty, but “casualties” refers to all of the categories.

When journalists file reports on the war and yet do not have the slightest understanding of the terms that they bandy about, they lose all credibility with me.


8 posted on 01/02/2011 3:04:52 PM PST by centurion316
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To: Nachum

Must be the leadership at the top.


9 posted on 01/02/2011 3:23:14 PM PST by TheThinker (Communists: taking over the world one kooky doomsday scenario at a time.)
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To: Nachum

we pay for everything in A’stan.

the way to stop helping the Muslims
is to leave


10 posted on 01/02/2011 3:26:01 PM PST by Talf
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To: Nachum

We would have this pounded home to us everyday if the President was a republican.

By the way, didn’t the dems want to photograph the coffins when Bush was President? Now they have the chance but of course, they won’t do that now.

I get sick thinking about these poor troops with a wussy boy who wants us to lose as CIC.


11 posted on 01/02/2011 3:32:06 PM PST by dforest
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To: Nachum

I recommend watching the movie Restrepo for those that have Netflix online mode. It is a documentary of a 15 month deployment in Korengal Valley.


12 posted on 01/02/2011 3:36:10 PM PST by dc27
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To: Tijeras_Slim

shhhh, goat granny says lets leave the goats out of this...how about within 300 meters of a camel...


13 posted on 01/02/2011 3:38:57 PM PST by goat granny
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To: Nachum
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14 posted on 01/02/2011 3:39:04 PM PST by bushpilot1
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To: goat granny

That was insensitive of me.


15 posted on 01/02/2011 4:31:14 PM PST by Tijeras_Slim (Pablo lives jubtabulously!)
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To: Nachum

I’m hopeful that Petraeus will be able to pull this thing together, but without Pakistan’s genuine cooperation it’s going to be a tough one.


16 posted on 01/02/2011 5:25:04 PM PST by Triton42
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To: goat granny

Granny! You know my hatred of goats goes back to my childhood as an ‘Indentured Servant’ on my Aunt’s farm and having to milk those evil bustards every day, LOL!

However, I’ll take a goat over a camel ANY day of the week! :)


17 posted on 01/02/2011 6:52:52 PM PST by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'hobbies.' I'm developing a robust post-Apocalyptic skill set.)
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To: Nachum

How can this be? ‘The One,’ Won!

Why, everything is Rainbows, Lollipops and Winged-Unicorns pooping skittles!

No one suffers! No one dies!


18 posted on 01/02/2011 6:59:27 PM PST by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'hobbies.' I'm developing a robust post-Apocalyptic skill set.)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

:O) Indentured Servant, another word for Wife.lol well, goats dont spit, thats one in their favor over camels..But Aunty scared the heck out of them there goats..but if they saw a muslim coming, they ran like hell..even the billy’s...


19 posted on 01/02/2011 8:32:07 PM PST by goat granny
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To: Tijeras_Slim
LOL*** That was insensitive of me.***

What freeper isn't....but lucky we have thick hides also

20 posted on 01/02/2011 9:03:41 PM PST by goat granny
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To: Nachum
So, we lose one Soldier every time Obama makes a Double Bogey.

As with Gas Prices, Wikileaks, Unemployment, whatever, does anyone else notice the complete lack of outrage against the Bamster that would have been daily fodder in the Media if Bush was still the POTUS?

The manipulation of the ignorant masses is beyond my comprehension. The same energy used to vilify and promote outright hatred against Bush is now being focused on the fact that poor Obama still got his wonderful programs through despite the opposition of those mean Republicans.

21 posted on 01/02/2011 9:15:20 PM PST by Kickass Conservative (Happy New Year!)
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To: Nachum

I have a problem with this article, and all articles like it; it reports only our casualties, omitting those of our enemy.


22 posted on 01/03/2011 12:26:55 PM PST by Monitor (Gun control isn't about guns, it's about control.)
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To: goat granny

Have you seen the new rules of engagement since the one took over? This has a lot to do with it.


23 posted on 01/03/2011 12:29:51 PM PST by thebreeze756 (Live Free or Die. Death is not the worse of evils. Gen. John Stark)
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