March 29, 2017

Why Afghanistan Casualties are Rising

With the news that July 2010 was the deadliest month to date in the Afghanistan War, the Department of Defense released a statement explaining why the casualties have become increasingly worse for 3 consecutive months.

  1. “We’re clearing areas that have never been cleared.”
  2. The most troops to date are in the country as the last of the 30,000 surge troops are put in place by the end of August.
  3. Working with Afghanistan’s allied forces is difficult, due to problems such as illiteracy, unskilled technicians, and even the lack of a promotion system for soldiers.

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