March 29, 2017

Afghanistan War April 2011 Facts

While the death of Osama bin Laden symbolized a momentous national defense achievement, nearly 100,000 US troops continue to fight in Afghanistan. During April, the US forces suffered 47 casualties in the Afghanistan War, according to the casualty database of the Defense Department. This amount of casualties is not only greater than March, when there […]

Special Forces Kill Osama bin Laden

In an unexpected speech Sunday evening, President Obama announced US special forces have killed Osama bin Laden, the leader of al-Qaeda whose responsible for the deaths of 2,974 individuals on September 11th, 2001, and thousands of others around the world. Families who have lost relatives to bin Laden’s organization finally capture a sense of closure […]

Afghanistan War Casualties Rise in March

During March, the US forces suffered thirty casualties in the Afghanistan War, according to the casualty database of the Defense Department. This amount of casualties is a third higher than February, when there were twenty casualties. In addition to this monthly increase in casualties, the amount of soldiers wounded in action grew in March, with […]

Alliance Bombs Libyan Air Force

After a month of deadly attacks against Libyan civilians, an international alliance launched the first phase of air assaults on Saturday against the Libyan air force and Muammar Gaddafi, who has led Libya for over forty years. Beginning February 15th, a mass demonstration throughout Libya called for Gaddafi to step down, but Gaddafi responded with […]

Afghanistan War February 2011 Facts

During February, the US forces suffered twenty casualties in the Afghanistan War, according to the casualty database of the Defense Department. This is the third consecutive month with a reduction in casualties, as well as the first month since April 2010 with twenty or fewer casualties. February also brought a 35% reduction in casualties compared […]

Death Toll Soars in Libyan Protests

Following the resignation of Hosni Mubarak in Egypt on February 11th, mass demonstrations have begun in other countries throughout North Africa and the Middle East. Civilians of Libya, Algeria, Yemen, Morocco, and Bahrain are protesting against the authoritarian leadership of their country. While demonstrators have died in each of these countries, Libya has had an […]

Afghanistan War January 2011 Facts

During January, the US forces suffered 25 casualties in the Afghanistan War, according to the casualty database of the Defense Department. This is the first month since April 2010 with less than thirty casualties. January also marks the second straight month with fewer than 35 casualties. Prior to December, when there were 33 casualties, there […]

Egyptian Revolution Moves Forward

With the resignation of Hosni Mubarak as the Egyptian President after almost thirty years of power, Egypt is amid a historic transition of power. Under Mubarak’s regime, Egyptians suffered from a lack of several rights, including brutal torture and detainment for political dissent, persecution for those who exercise religious freedoms, and a lack of rights […]