Afghanistan: 3 U.S.Troops Killed Total 871 and 10 this year.
This is supposed to be the season when the Taliban slow down in Afghanistan and normally in March the fighting season starts. Apparently not so this year.
Based on numerous incidents recently, it seems the Taliban and Al Quaeda will cause as much damage and casualties during the deployment of surge troops.
A total of 861 U.S. troops has been killed in Afghanistan by the end of 2009. The past two weeks have seen an influx of deaths, killing 4 Canadian soldiers and a Canadian journalist. 5 U.S. troops were killed on the next day. 7 CIA operatives were blown up near Khost, Afghanistan.
Yesterday a U.K. journalist and 3 U.S. marines were killed in the same IED incident. This is followed by another 3 U.S. soldiers today. In the first ten days of 2010, 10 U.S. service personnel have been killed. The Taliban is determined to influence public opinion in the U.S.
Although Admiral Mullin and General McChrystal warned us of these increased casualties during the implementation of the surge, it does make one reflect whether or not to continue with this war.
(AP) Three U.S. service members were killed Monday in fighting in southern Afghanistan, underscoring the unrelenting violence in the Taliban heartland as the Obama administration steps up efforts to rout the insurgents.
NATO said the Americans were killed in an engagement with enemy forces but gave no more details.
The deaths raised to at least 10 the number of U.S. service members killed in Afghanistan so far this year, according to an Associated Press tally.
Officials said earlier Monday that bombs killed another American service member and two Afghan road construction workers in separate attacks Sunday in southern Afghanistan.
The southern half of the country has frequently been hit by attacks as the U.S. military builds up its presence in the area. Most of the 30,000 additional American troops that President Obama has ordered to Afghanistan will be deployed there.