Many Questions At Ten Year Mark In Afghanistan War

Friday marked the 10-year-anniversary of the war in Afghanistan, which the U.S. and its allies invaded in 2001 in response to the 9/11 terror attacks.

While Taliban leaders have been forced out of power and Osama Bin Laden killed, some insist we've been in Afghanistan too long as insurgent violence continues and people question the stability of the Afghan government.

More than 2,700 U.S. and coalition troops have died in the war during the past decade.

Kathy Moore lost her 20-year-old son, Corporal Ryan Russell in Iraq in 2007, and says she'd like to see the day when we could be in the both countries for stability, but troops wouldn't die. She says progress in Afghanistan has been slower than in Iraq because of the landscape.

President Obama says U.S. combat operations in Afghanistan will end by 2014.


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  • by Anonymous on Oct 8, 2011 at 10:49 AM
    They know nothing but war in that region. Hope the honchos are actually accomplishing something worthwile for all the costs. Better there than here.
  • by Ordnanceman Location: Greenville on Oct 8, 2011 at 01:44 AM
    Chalk up 2 more for the WARPARTY today.
  • by sean Location: Jacksonville on Oct 8, 2011 at 12:59 AM
    So because this woman lost her son in Afghanistan that makes her an expert on why the war is taking so long? How about the local media come up with their own stories instead of just copying what the national media reports? Oh, and for the record she couldn't be more wrong as to why the war in Afghanistan is taking so long.. But I wont get into that here.
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      by 250 on Oct 8, 2011 at 03:03 AM in reply to sean
      sean. Makes you want to chuckle. OR the fact we were there in the 80's because of the Big bad Red Bear. Oh they must skip over that in modern history classes. I think you should have gone there. Peace out bro.
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        by sean on Oct 8, 2011 at 03:57 AM in reply to 250
        Gone where to Afghanistan? I actually just finished a 7 month tour there.. And yeah they did skip the part about us suppling the Taliban with weapons to defeat the Soviets. I had to learn it from the movie "Charle Wilson's War" pretty sad huh?
  • by Tyee Location: Hyde County on Oct 7, 2011 at 09:26 PM
    How many of these troops, killed or wounded came from the U.S.A.?
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      by Dawg on Oct 8, 2011 at 06:34 AM in reply to Tyee
      To many
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