Originally Add one more.
Seven US soldiers killed in spate of killings in Afghanistan
International Security Assistance Forces (ISAF) spokesperson Brigadier General Günter Katz confirms that seven US soldiers were among 35 people killed in a string of roadside bombs and clashes in southern Afghanistan.
Video news conference
posted by KL on another thread:
Friday, July 06, 2012
Shame on the nation: American Hero Michael Behenna Loses Final Appeal
There is something horribly wrong in America when a soldier is jailed for killing the enemy. The criminalization of our heroes is the liberal wet dream and the goal of the enemy, Islamic supremacists. Indeed, they make common cause of their hatred of the good.
Lt. Behenna shot a known al qaeda killer on the battlefield, a terrorist the Army had actually issued a kill/capture order for before they realized he was already dead.
His mother wrote here:
saw this today...
“More Than 14,000 U.S. Troops Were Wounded In Afghanistan Since 2008 | The Congressional Research Service released a report this week that found that to date, 2,030 Americans have died in Afghanistan and in the broader Operation Enduring Freedom since October, 2001. Nearly 2,700 soldiers were wounded in Afghanistan from 2001 through 2008, while a staggering 14,143 have been wounded since, a period of time that included a substantial troop surge:”
there is a graph at the site:
It is because of the surge and winning the fight there, but it would have been less because of the ROE.