Saturday, October 31, 2009

U.S. Combat Injuries Rise Sharply In Afghanistan

U.S. Marines conduct a security patrol in the Nawa District in the Helmand province, Afghanistan, Oct. 20, 2009. The Marines are assigned to Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Artur Shvartsberg

U.S. Combat Injuries Rise Sharply -- Washington Post

Three-month total in Afghanistan surpasses 1,000

More than 1,000 American troops have been wounded in battle over the past three months in Afghanistan, accounting for one-fourth of those injured in combat since the U.S.-led invasion in 2001.

The dramatic increase in amputees and other seriously injured service members comes as October marks the deadliest month for U.S. troops in Afghanistan.

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My Comment: Everyone is predicting this total to be many magnitudes higher next year. While this war has been ongoing for the past 8 years, the heavy fighting has not even started yet. My prediction, after the opium crop is harvested and processed next year, expect the heavy fighting and casualties to start in May and progress and throughout the summer months.

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