Obummer handcuffed the troops and subjugated the value of their lives to that of the promised utopia of winning hearts and minds of "born again Muslims". That's why so many more have been killed under his watch. It's way past time to bring the troops home. We have Jihad problems in our own country. And before we stand a chance at the Muslims' hearts and minds, we have a significant amount of ideological warfare to engage in. That must happen before bullets and explosions can help bring about lasting change.
(CNSNews.com) - Of the 1,912 U.S. military personnel who have died in the now nearly 11-year-long war in Afghanistan, 1,343 have died since President Barack Obama was inaugurated on Jan. 20, 2009.
Seventy percent of the Afghan War casualties have happened on Obama's watch.
The war in Afghanistan started on Oct. 7, 2001, when the United States invaded that country to track down al Qaeda terrorists and overthrow the Taliban regime that had provided sanctuary to al Qaeda in the years before the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
So far this year, 155 U.S. military personnel have died in Afghanistan. That is about 22 percent less than the 198 U.S. military personnel who were killed in Afghanistan from January to June last year. May was the deadliest month so far in 2012 with 40 deaths. It was also deadliest May of the war.
The three years of the Obama have been the three deadliest for U.S. forces in Afghanistan. In 2009, 303 U.S. service members perished there. In 2010, 497 did. In 2011, 399 U.S. military personnel died in Afghanistan.
Obama has also presided over the top five deadliest months of the war, which include: August 2011, when there were 71 deaths; July 2010, when there were 65 deaths; June 2010, when there were 60 deaths; October 2009, when there were 58 deaths; and August 2010, when there were 55 deaths.
Improvised explosive devices (IEDs), also known as homemade bombs, continue to be the number one killer of U.S. forces in Afghanistan, accounting for death of about half of the U.S. military personnel who have died inthe war.
American fatalities have been concentrated in the southern Afghan provinces of Helmand and Kandahar. These two provinces, which border Pakistan, have been the focus of most U.S.-led military activity during the conflict. That activity is now extending to eastern Afghanistan, which also borders Pakistan.
In all, about 80 percent of all U.S. military casualties have taken place in Afghan provinces that border Pakistan.
The majority of the U.S. military personnel who have died inthe Afghan War have died due to combat-related injuries. Non-combat related deaths are those caused by accidents, illnesses, drowning, or other non-combat incidents in and around Afghanistan. continue reading