Afghanistan: Recent Casualties and Long-Term Objectives

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In June of last year, 28 American troops were killed in Afghanistan, the highest monthly total in eight years of war until now.  In the first three weeks of this month, 31 US soldiers have died, many not from direct combat but from IED's -- improvised explosive devices -- roadside bombs often crudely made with fertilizer and diesel fuel.


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