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Obama's war Obama's rules of engagement.. RESULT 39 Months, 69 Percent of Afghan War Casualties Have you noticed how the Lame Stream Media wont report this? While Bush was in office.. day by day running counts.. Shame shame shame on the Leftists

iamnothere 2012/05/01 23:41:36
Obama’s Watch: 39 Months, 69 Percent of Afghan War Casualties
By Edwin Mora
May 1, 2012

(CNSNews.com) - Although President Obama has only served 39 months in office, 69 percent of the U.S. military fatalities in the more then 10-year-old war in Afghanistan have occurred on his watch.

Through April 30, the Defense Department had reported that 1,844 U.S. military personnel have been killed in and around Afghanistan while deployed in Operation Enduring Freedom, which was launched in October 2001 after al Qaeda terrorists attacked the World Trade Towers and the Pentagon.

According to CNSNews.com’s comprehensive database on Afghan war casualties, at least 1,275 of the 1,844 U.S. troops killed in Operation Enduring Freedom have been killed since Jan. 20, 2009, when Barack Obama was inaugurated as president.

In the more than 10 years the U.S. military has been fighting in Afghanistan, each of the three deadliest years have been during Obama’s president. The deadliest year was 2010, when 497 U.S. service personnel gave their lives in Afghanistan. The second deadliest year was 2011, when 399 U.S. service personnel gave their lives in Afghanistan. And the third deadliest year was 2009, when 303 U.S. service personnel gave their lives in Afghanistan.

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Month-by-Month U.S. Casualties in Afghan War
In recent years, some U.S. casualties in Afghanistan have come at the hands of the Afghan forces that the U.S. military is seeking to train so that they can defend their own country. Since 2007, when the Pentagon began tracking these killings, 54 U.S. soldiers have been killed by Afghan troops.

On March 22, Gen. John Allen, the top commander in Afghanistan, testified in Congress that as of that point 52 U.S. service personnel in Afghanistan had been killed by Afghan forces. Of those 52, Gen. Allen said, six had taken place this year alone.

Since Gen. Allen’s testimony, two more U.S. casualties at the hands of Afghan forces have come to light.

On March 16, the Associated Press reported that the Pentagon failed to identify a U.S. soldier killed by Afghan forces in February. On May 1, the Associated Press reported that on April 25 a U.S. Army special forces soldier had been killed by Afghan forces.

CNSNews.com’s detailed count of U.S. military fatalities in Afghanistan is derived from official casualty reports issued by the Department of Defense (DOD), augmented by information taken from ISAF and media accounts.

The database includes all U.S. military personnel who died or were fatally injured in and around Afghanistan while supporting military efforts in Operation Enduring Freedom, which covers multiple countries.

CNSNews.com’s total count of U.S. fatalities in and around Afghanistan includes 12 U.S. troops who died in Pakistan and three who died in the Arabian Sea while supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.
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  • Kat ♪ ~BTO-t-BCRA-F~ ♪ 2012/05/01 23:48:22 (edited)
    Kat ♪ ~BTO-t-BCRA-F~ ♪
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    They called Bush a warmonger this one hasn't let up, they just hide what they're doing and the liberal media brain washed go along with it just like it was the truth and he's doing a great job. Whole group makes you want to puke.

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  • Always Right 2012/09/14 18:07:43
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    obama does not care how many America suffer and die, because of his lack of leadership. He just wants to campaign endlessly, take vacations and play golf.
  • wtw 2012/05/02 02:33:02
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    I new that would happen because of his rules of engagement which are restrictive and he refusal to use advanced interrogation techniques. Another hypocrisy by Obama--kill terrorist rather than capture and interogate so we can save lives--more terrible policies by Obama. You are so right if this was Bush these STATS would be front page news!
  • TruBluTopaz 2012/05/02 01:54:44
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    Not only that, but they've been shading the casualty reports by not reporting attacks that didn't result in deaths of American troops. They have also been not diagnosing traumatic stress disorder in troops and returning them to their units in spite of their problems. Does this put the case of the man who killed practically an entire family in a new light given that nobody wants to blame Obama's policies for any of this?
  • Flash,aka,Mr.Lightning 2012/05/02 00:27:31
    Flash,aka,Mr.Lightning
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    If Bush was president today they'd be marching, protesting, foaming at the mouth and calling for his head. But all is silent on the eastern front with their peace prize war monger. Hmm maybe the INTERPOL he granted authority to arrest on US soil will arrest him for crimes against humanity.
  • johnc 2012/05/01 23:51:52
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    The generals ask for more, Obama sent less,
    politicians in the past have igmored military advisors and $hit happens.

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  • Kat ♪ ~BTO-t-BCRA-F~ ♪ 2012/05/01 23:48:22 (edited)
    Kat ♪ ~BTO-t-BCRA-F~ ♪
    +6
    They called Bush a warmonger this one hasn't let up, they just hide what they're doing and the liberal media brain washed go along with it just like it was the truth and he's doing a great job. Whole group makes you want to puke.

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