18 May 2010

A Grim Milestone in Afghanistan

The New York Times reports that 1,000 American soldiers have now been killed in Afghanistan.

"On Tuesday, the toll of American dead in Afghanistan passed 1,000, after a suicide bomb in Kabul killed at least five United States service members. Having taken nearly seven years to reach the first 500 dead, the war killed the second 500 in fewer than two. A resurgent Taliban active in almost every province, a weak central government incapable of protecting its people and a larger number of American troops in harms way all contributed to the accelerating pace of death. "

Once again, I ask for what.


  1. Shortly after reading your previous post on this topic I heard an ad for a "To the best of our knowledge" radio show about military activities being carried out at the field level for the very reasons you discussed. I haven't listened to it yet, but here's the url: http://www.wpr.org/book/bootsontheground/index.html

  2. Thanks, I'll check it out.