Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Afghanistan War News Updates -- August 31, 2011

POLICE STOP - U.S. Marine Corps Gen. John R. Allen, commander of U.S. and international forces in Afghanistan, talks with Afghan authorities during his visit with military and civilian personnel assigned to Regional Command Southwest in Helmand province, Afghanistan, Aug. 25, 2011. Allen received operational and intelligence briefings during his visits to Forward Operating Base Shawqat and Operating Post Strega. U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Michael O'Connor

August Was 'Deadliest Month' For US In Afghan War -- BBC

August 2011 has become the deadliest month for US troops in the nearly 10-year war in Afghanistan, according to an unofficial tally.

The Associated Press counted 66 US deaths in the month, including 30 killed when their helicopter was shot down by Taliban insurgents.

But across the year, casualties are down slightly from 2010.

President Barack Obama plans to withdraw 33,000 troops from Afghanistan by next summer.

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More News On Afghanistan

August is deadliest month for US in Afghanistan -- Yahoo News/AP
August deadliest for U.S. troops in Afghan War -- USA Today
66 troops die in August, Afghan war's worse toll -- SFGate/AP
US forces suffer their deadliest month yet in Afghan campaign -- The Independent
August Is Deadliest Month Ever In Afghan War -- NPR
August the Deadliest Month in Afghanistan War -- Epoch Times

Combined Forces Kill, Detain Multiple Insurgents -- US Department of Defense
Afghan police casualties soar -- Washington Post
Training Afghans To Take Over Bomb-Defusing -- NPR
Call to arms in Afghanistan: Hekmatyar rejects Afghan peace talks offer -- Express Tribune

Minister's blunder with memo outside No.10 reveals UK Government 'welcomes' Afghan president stepping down -- Daily Mail
British minister's gaffe reveals position on Afghanistan -- CNN
UK Memo Welcomes Karzai Plan to Step Down in 2014 -- New York Times/Reuters
Minister inadvertently displays sensitive Afghanistan documents -- The Guardian

Mattis Discusses Afghan Transition at Marine Symposium -- US Department of Defense
400 patients crowd into eye hospital in Afghanistan where eye care is a casualty of war -- Washington Post
'Feminist imam' delivers message in Afghanistan -- MSNBC
Friends of generous marine killed in Afghanistan enjoy holiday of a lifetime in Las Vegas after he left them £100k in will -- Daily Mail

A sign of hope in Afghanistan?
-- Adnan Khan, Globe And Mail
Obama’s Afghan failure -- Washington Times editorial

US military deaths in Afghanistan at 1,640 -- Yahoo News/AP

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