March 26, 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Afghanistan War December 2010 Facts

During December, the US forces suffered 33 casualties in the Afghanistan War, according to the casualty database of the Defense Department. This is the fewest amount of casualties in a month since April. While this fact indicates an improvement in Afghanistan, the amount of casualties in December were still notable in comparison to the past. […]

Casualties in Afghanistan Surge in 2010

During October, the US forces suffered 50 casualties in the Afghanistan War. In the first 9 days of November, there have been 19 more casualties – bringing the total amount of casualties in 2010 to 432, according to the casualty database of the Defense Department. This amount of casualties is greater than any other year […]

Afghanistan War Casualty Facts

Between October 1st and 17th, the US forces have suffered 34 casualties in the Afghanistan War. This rate of casualties is the same pace as the previous 4 months, which has been the deadliest 4-month span of the Afghanistan War with 222 deaths from June to September. Including the casualties in October, there have been […]