"Operation Enduring Freedom" has officially claimed its 2,000th American life, with the death of Cpl. Taylor J. Baune of Andover, Minnesota, yesterday, CNN reports. Baune died in combat, according to the Minneapolis Star Tribune, but no other details are available. He had just gotten married in March.
Operation Enduring Freedom is the broad name George W. Bush gave to the "war on terror." Its most visible component is the war in Afghanistan, and the lion's share of the casualties (1,884) have come there, but it also includes actions in more than a dozen other countries, including Pakistan, Uzbekistan, Guantanamo Bay in Cuba, Djibouti, Eritrea, Turkey, and Yemen. (Read more Taylor J. Baune stories.)