February 20, 2017

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 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. […]

Afghanistan War November 2010 Facts

During November, the US forces suffered 53 casualties in the Afghanistan War, according to the casualty database of the Defense Department. This marks the sixth consecutive month there has been 42 or more US casualties in Afghanistan. Prior to this six month stretch, there were only 3 other months of the entire Afghanistan War, which […]

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 […]

Afghanistan War Deadlier Than Ever

Even though 3 months remain in 2010, this year has already become the most fatal year of the Afghanistan War with 366 casualties – surpassing 2009 with 311 casualties [.pdf]. During September, the US forces have suffered 45 casualties in Afghanistan – about the same pace of casualties for each of the previous 3 months, […]

Casualty Facts and Statistics for August

Even though August marked the end of combat missions in Iraq, the US forces suffered 17 casualties – making August the deadliest month since May of 2009, when there were 24 casualties. Additionally, there are “currently 49,700 troops in Iraq and this number will remain at this level through next summer,” says the commander in […]

Combat Troops Leave Iraq

Even though the last combat brigade left Iraq yesterday, 56,000 US service members remain, but that number will decrease to 50,000 by the end of the month. The drawdown represents a shift from combat operations to “advising and assisting,” reports the Department of Defense. However, the first 18 days of August have seen 15 US […]