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A Majority of U.S. Combat Casualties in Nine-Year-Long Afghanistan War Have Occurred in Less Than Year-and-a-Half of Obama Presidency

Posted By admin On July 3, 2010 @ 3:10 am In Featured Stories,U.S. News | Comments Disabled

Edwin Mora
CNS News [1]
July 3, 2010

A majority of all combat-related U.S. casualties in the nine-year-long war in Afghanistan have occurred since President Barack Obama was inaugurated a little more than 17 months ago.
Between Jan. 20, 2009 and July 2, 2010, according to CNSNews.com’s database of Afghanistan war casualties, U.S. military personnel suffered 452 combat-related deaths in Afghanistan. That amounts to more than half of the total of 900 combat-related fatalities suffered by U.S. forces in Afghanistan during the entire nine years of the war. 

To see a month-by-month chart of U.S. combat casualties in Afghanistan since October 2001 click here [2].
There have also been 40 non-combat related U.S. casualties in Afghanistan since Obama’s inauguration, bringing the total U.S. casualties in the country to 492 during Obama’s presidency. Non-combat fatalities include soldiers who have drowned or died from vehicle or other accidents.

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[1] CNS News: http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/68956

[2] click here: http://mrc.org/pdf/SCAN0663_000.pdf

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[4] 60% of U.S. Military Deaths in Afghanistan Have Occurred Since Obama Was Inaugurated in 2009: http://www.prisonplanet.com/60-of-u-s-military-deaths-in-afghanistan-have-occurred-since-obama-was-inaugurated-in-2009.html

[5] A Third of All U.S. Casualties in Eight-Year Afghan War Have Occurred Since Obama Ordered Escalation: http://www.prisonplanet.com/a-third-of-all-u-s-casualties-in-eight-year-afghan-war-have-occurred-since-obama-ordered-escalation.html

[6] Deadliest September Yet for U.S. Troops in Afghanistan; More Than One U.S. Soldier Dying Per Day on Obama’s Watch: http://www.prisonplanet.com/deadliest-september-yet-for-u-s-troops-in-afghanistan-more-than-one-u-s-soldier-dying-per-day-on-obama%e2%80%99s-watch.html

[7] Army Suicides This Year Exceed 2012 Combat Deaths in Afghanistan: http://www.prisonplanet.com/army-suicides-this-year-exceed-2012-combat-deaths-in-afghanistan.html

[8] Pentagon Updates Casualty List, Making June the Deadliest Month So Far for U.S. Troops In Afghanistan: http://www.prisonplanet.com/pentagon-updates-casualty-list-making-june-the-deadliest-month-so-far-for-u-s-troops-in-afghanistan.html

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