69% of U.S. Afghan Casualties Under Obama
Less than a third of the time we have been in Afghanistan has been during Barack “Ochocinco” Obama’s presidency, yet 69% of all U.S. casualties have occurred during those 39 months. This probably has a lot to do with the changes in “rules of engagement” that the Obama administration put into place – rules that place the lives of U.S. soldiers in even greater danger.
This is just another of many unpleasant facts that media refuses to report. While the media fawned over Obama’s trip to “visit the troops,” few reported that April was a record month for U.S. casualties or that nearly 70 percent of U.S. troop deaths have occurred during Obama’s presidency.
But, there’s no need to worry because just last week the Obama Administration declared the War on Terror is over.
(CNSNews.com) – Although President Obama has only served 39 months in office, 69 percent of the U.S. military fatalities in the more than 10-year-old war in Afghanistan have occurred on his watch.
Through April 30, the Defense Department had reported that 1,844 U.S. military personnel have been killed in and around Afghanistan while deployed in Operation Enduring Freedom, which was launched in October 2001 after al Qaeda terrorists attacked the World Trade Towers and the Pentagon.
According to CNSNews.com’s comprehensive database on Afghan war casualties, at least 1,275 of the 1,844 U.S. troops killed in Operation Enduring Freedom have been killed since Jan. 20, 2009, when Barack Obama was inaugurated as president.
In the more than 10 years the U.S. military has been fighting in Afghanistan, each of the three deadliest years have been during Obama’s presidency. The deadliest year was 2010, when 497 U.S. service personnel gave their lives in Afghanistan. The second deadliest year was 2011, when 399 U.S. service personnel gave their lives in Afghanistan. And the third deadliest year was 2009, when 303 U.S. service personnel gave their lives in Afghanistan.
Month-by-Month U.S. Casualties in Afghan War
In recent years, some U.S. casualties in Afghanistan have come at the hands of the Afghan forces that the U.S. military is seeking to train so that they can defend their own country. Since 2007, when the Pentagon began tracking these killings, 54 U.S. soldiers have been killed by Afghan troops.
And now the Taliban are planning to step up their spring offensive.
Hat tip: CNS and USA Today