US Military Reaches 1,000 Deaths

The U.S. military has suffered its 1,000th death of the Afghan war Friday. That's according to an Associated Press count.

NATO reported that an American service member was killed by a roadside bomb in southern Afghanistan.

The Associated Press bases its tally on Defense Department reports of deaths suffered as a direct result of the Afghan conflict, including personnel assigned to units in Afghanistan, Pakistan or Uzbekistan.

Other news organizations count deaths suffered by service members assigned elsewhere as part of Operation Enduring Freedom, which includes operations in the Philippines, the Horn of Africa and at the U.S. detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.


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  • by Obama Snake Oil co Location: Washington on May 28, 2010 at 05:27 AM
    Obamas war is not going very well....
  • by Me Location: Gville on May 28, 2010 at 05:17 AM
    Hey Obama did not start this war. It's hard to clean up the mess the former Prez left. Lets just pray that it ends soon. Also as a former member of the military why not show us a little dignity when we come home.
  • by The Voice on May 28, 2010 at 05:12 AM
    Typical right wing reaction. Let us not forget who got this country into this mess, and whos administration should all be charged with treason, let alone war crimes. Hint- It is the same president who sat in a classroom during the opening moments of the so-called "9/11 attacks" looking fickle and stupid. More than likely thinking "Heh, heh, heh. Everything is going according to plan. Now, how can we pull this off and completely fool these idiots?"
  • by Anonymous on May 28, 2010 at 03:15 AM
    thanks to obumas rules of engagement.
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