2009 Now The Deadliest Year In Afghanistan

The U.S. military says an improvised explosive device has killed four American service members in southern Afghanistan.

U.S. military spokesman Lt. Cmdr. Christine Sidenstricker says the four were killed in the south in an explosion Tuesday. No other information was released pending the notification of family members.

The deaths bring to 41 the number of U.S. troops killed in Afghanistan this month, the second deadliest month in the country since the 2001 U.S. invasion. Last month a record 44 U.S. troops died.

Violence has spiked the last three years, and the U.S. has more than 60,000 forces in the country, a record number.


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  • by Anonymous on Aug 30, 2009 at 11:51 AM
    Why arent the libs foaming at the mouth over this?
  • by Cactus Location: Strabane on Aug 25, 2009 at 04:26 PM
    obama has apologized to all foreign countries for what ever America did to up set them but he can't get any help. Seems that these countries are not in a love affair with obama. Barlow, this is one of the times I agree with you, it's not worth the lives of our young men and women.
  • by Anonymous on Aug 25, 2009 at 03:53 PM
    where is the nightly body count for obama like it was with bush , THis IS OBAMA WAR NOW , ALSO the C-I-A- should walk off the job for what the OBAMA BUDDIES want to do , they want to kill americas and obama want to give them ICE CREAM AND CAKE , 2010/2012 we WILL SEE A CHANGE !!!
  • by Mike Location: Havelock on Aug 25, 2009 at 08:26 AM
    You know, if there is a politician out there with a plan on how to get our troops the he*l out of the middle east, I'd love to hear about it.
  • by Wolfgang Location: Chocowinity,NC on Aug 25, 2009 at 06:19 AM
    What are you Obama voters going to do when Obama's Afgan war out does Bush's Iraq war in American war dead?
  • by Barlow Location: Winterville on Aug 25, 2009 at 06:10 AM
    The US needs to get significant international help, which probably isn't going to happen, or get out. Nobody has been able to control this country in the past and when we leave they are going to revert to their old ways (as they will in Iraq). Its a waste of money, and most of all a waste of our young men and women's lives.
  • by Chris on Aug 25, 2009 at 05:39 AM
    I thought Obama was suppose to fix this?
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