More sad news to report…..2 more American soldiers have died in Afghanistan in a firefight with the Taleban…..
Two US soldiers were reported killed Wednesday in a firefight in Afghanistan. This brings the number of US soldiers killed in Afghanistan this year to nine.
Details are somewhat conflicting, with the two soldiers, part of a Special Forces team, killed by small arms fire in a fight with the Taliban. US officials claimed the fight was in southern Uruzgan Province, while the Taliban said it was in eastern Wardak Province.
It isn’t clear why the two sides offered different accounts of where the fight happened, and it’s worth noting that the two provinces in question don’t even border one another. Early reports suggested that the Taliban had ambushed the US troops.
With 9 US troops killed in only the first half of 2019, their casualties are tracking a multi-year high. 13 were killed in 2018, and 11 more were killed in 2017. Though this is below the highs of early in the war’s first decade, the tolls have been rising over the past couple of years.
This reflects the Trump Administration’s decision to escalate the war in 2017. The war continues to rage,
For more information about these deaths we go to the Stars and Stripes……https://www.stripes.com/two-soldiers-killed-in-afghanistan-were-special-forces-in-close-quarters-fight-according-to-report-1.587645
Enough is enough…..it is time for war to be put to bed as a foreign policy technique……it is an election in about 18 months and what better time to make the cessation of war a prime policy for the candidates?
When will the American start to care about the deaths our presidents have ordered?
As the old song says….”Give Peace A Chance”……
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