US Troop Deaths in Afghanistan Plummet in 2012

Deaths drop 25%, reflecting lower presence, increased Afghan responsibility

By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff

Posted Dec 10, 2012 11:27 AM CST

(Newser) – So far this year, 301 American troops have died in Afghanistan, down from 2010's peak of 500 and last year's 413, USA Today reports. The sharp decrease reflects the declining number of US troops in the country and the increasing number of Afghan...   Read full story »


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