The Deadliest Month

Just days ago I reported about the death of another American soldier in Afghanistan…..  and before the ink could dry more sad news about more American deaths in Afghanistan…..

A group of US soldiers got caught up in a roadside bombing in the Ghazni Province of Afghanistan on Tuesday. At least three US soldiers were confirmed killed, and three others wounded. Another American, a contractor, was also wounded.

This is the single deadliest incident for US troops in Afghanistan in 2018. High casualty incidents were more common earlier in the war, but US troops are less often on the front lines, or in places where they’re likely to directly face such attacks.

The condition of the wounded remains unclear, though officials did say that they have been evacuated and are receiving treatment. In general, details are limited until the families of the casualties are notified.

Taliban forces have been heavily contesting Ghazni Province in recent weeks, and that may be why more US forces are present in the area. This is the second case of US deaths in Afghanistan in less than a week, with another soldier having died of wounds in a gunfight in Nimruz Province on Saturday.

Names are being withheld and I shall update this post when they are available….

Another sad day in our longest war……maybe the new Congress can find some sanity….until then I will have to keep writing posts like this one….

IST offers our condolences to the families and we apologize for a country that cares so little.


17 thoughts on “The Deadliest Month

  1. We have no national security interests in Afghanistan. The troops should not be there. I have made this comment many time before on this and other blogs. And sent emails to my senators. Has apparantly fine little good so far.

  2. After all those years, all that money, and countless deaths, the Taliban still control the country. That fact alone should tell us all we need to know. We lost. Time to come home.
    Best wishes, Pete.

  3. Reblogged this on In Saner Thought and commented:

    I promised to update my post of a couple of days ago with the names of the troopers killed in Afghanistan….

    Two Army Green Berets and an Air Force combat controller were killed Tuesday by an improvised explosive device in the eastern Afghan province of Ghazni.

    The two Army Special Forces soldiers were Capt. Andrew Patrick Ross, 29, of Lexington, Virginia, and Sgt. 1st Class Eric Michael Emond, 39, of Brush Prairie, Washington. The two were assigned to 1st Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group, Fort Bragg, North Carolina.

  4. If people do not wish to die in Afghanistan, then they need to reconsider before ever signing up to service in the armed forces. I don’t see anybody twisting any arms, do you?

      1. They know the risks before they sign up. Also, I believe that people who have small children at home to be parented and taken care of should be forbidden to enlist in the military if there is a risk of them going somewhere that they might lose their life.

      2. Unless they are total idiots to begin with, no lies could affect their decisions to go into a dangerous area where they know full well they might never come home again from.

      3. People who are thinking about entering the services can read newspapers and understand television and radio reports. They know about the carnage. They also get told thing by their friends and relatives who are experiencing them. They don’t need to rely on what recruiters tell them.

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