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 Sep 22 - Nine U.S. troops k!lled in helicopter crash in Afghanistan
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By Karen DeYoung and Ernesto Londono
Washington Post Foreign Service
Tuesday, September 21, 2010; 10:28 PM

Nine U.S. soldiers were k!lled Tuesday when a Black Hawk helicopter crashed in southern Afghanistan, making 2010 the deadliest year for NATO forces there.

The United States passed that grim milestone in mid-August, when U.S. military fatalities exceeded last year's total of 317 with more than four months to go. Tuesday's crash, outside the city of Qalat in Zabul province, and an unrelated bombing that k!lled one unidentified NATO service member brought the total number of coalition deaths this year to at least 530, according to a tally by icasualties.org.

Pentagon spokesman Geoff Morrell said the casualty increase was "unfortunate, but not unexpected," with a doubling of U.S. troops in Afghanistan and more aggressive operations against Taliban strongholds. The military, he said, has "gone to great pains to make it clear from the outset that it was going to get harder before it got easier, that we were going to sustain more casualties before we started to see them drop. . . . We have never tried to sugarcoat that fact."

Although Taliban forces claimed to have shot down the aircraft, a U.S. defense official said the crash appeared to have been the result of an accident. Of the 12 people aboard, two other Americans and one Afghan were injured.

The administration has played down expectations for a scheduled strategy review in December, saying that decisions about withdrawals to begin in July will not be made until well into the spring. Although Congress and public opinion have grown increasingly restive over the war, most Americans have appeared willing to wait until early next year before making definitive judgments.

Gen. David H. Petraeus, the top U.S. and NATO commander in Afghanistan, has told President Obama he expects significant progress over the next several months in clearing Taliban strongholds around the city of Kandahar and in boosting the capabilities of Afghan forces there. Both Petraeus and Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates have expressed public optimism in recent weeks that gains are being made.

"I was encouraged by what I had seen," Gates said last week after a recent trip to Kandahar. "I think that most of us try to err on the side of caution, because of previous experiences, particularly in Iraq, of people perhaps being too optimistic - and, certainly, too optimistic prematurely." But, he said, "there is a general feeling that there has been some progress."

Many of the additional 30,000 American troops were deployed to Helmand and Kandahar provinces, Taliban strongholds in southern Afghanistan that have become the deadliest battlegrounds for NATO troops. U.S. commanders say a series of operations, including a high-tempo Special Forces campaign, have led to the capture and slaying of dozens of Taliban leaders in the past few weeks.

Tuesday's crash appeared to be the deadliest NATO aircraft crash in Afghanistan since a Chinook went down in the western province of Badghis on Oct. 26, k!lling seven U.S. service members and three Drug Enforcement Administration agents. Ten NATO soldiers were k!lled in a crash in Konar province in 2006.

The icasualties totals differ slightly from those of the a.ssociated Press, which compiles a similar database. But icasualties, AP and Defense Department statistics agree that this has been the deadliest year for both U.S. and overall NATO forces.

Tuesday's deaths came as the U.N. secretary general issued a report noting a sharp spike in violent incidents in Afghanistan.

"The security situation has continued to deteriorate in many parts of the country," Ban Ki-moon wrote in a quarterly report to the Security Council outlining developments in Afghanistan from June through August. Ban attributed the increase to the surge in NATO troops, stepped-up operations by Afghan security forces and more insurgent attacks.

Nine U.S. troops k!lled in helicopter crash in Afghanistan


i know i know... nobody cares right? just more statistics image

people cared more about those 6 puppies thrown in the river image
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Doesnt say the unit the soldiers were with ..
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dis is buhs**t...rip
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More of the same s**t. Waste of time, money, and our resources.
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You raise a good question that needs to be addressed. How come dying in war is ignored by the masses, but people get upset about puppies?

I guess people don't really know what's going on in the world. I guess they never seen a puppy getting tossed in river before.
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Joe Budden said:
You raise a good question that needs to be addressed. How come dying in war is ignored by the masses, but people get upset about puppies?

I guess people don't really know what's going on in the world. I guess they never seen a puppy getting tossed in river before.
Maybe because if you sign up for a war there's a chance you could die? That's like a firef!ghter going on the news saying he inhaled smoke, s**t happens son. Here's a better question: how come the thousands of murders in countries outside north america aren't mentioned? or how about the drug war in mexico with thousands and thousands of casualties?

people die move on
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Good thing I decided not to join the Army, s**t seems crazy over there.
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Icemouth said:
Maybe because if you sign up for a war there's a chance you could die? That's like a firef!ghter going on the news saying he inhaled smoke, s**t happens son. Here's a better question: how come the thousands of murders in countries outside north america aren't mentioned? or how about the drug war in mexico with thousands and thousands of casualties?

people die move on
Of course people die, so why the uproar about puppies?
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