About 200 people demonstrated in Afghanistan’s battered capital Kabul, chanting anti-American slogans ahead of the 10th anniversary of the U.S.-led invasion and Afganistan war.
The U.S.war in Afghanistan marked its 10th year Friday having passed two major milestones: The Taliban has been forced out of power and Osama bin Laden is dead. Is Afganistan terror free? No! The death toll tells surely more than that.
More than 2,700 troops from the United States and its partners have died during the 10 years of war, according to a CNN count. Of those, 1,780 were American, 382 were British and 157 were Canadian.
Us Afghanistan War : End of Barack Obama’s administration ?
Since the conflict began, the number of casualties has risen by the year, with a significant jump from 2008 to 2009. At least 296 coalition troops died in 2008. The war in Afghanistan has seen 2 different American presidents, Georg W. Bush started it and Barack Obama did not put an end of it. It is quite possible, that the war in Afghanistan will see a third US president will, should Barack Obama lose the US Presidency run im 2012. The war in Afghanistan, once viewed by a majority of Americans as a must, has become widely unpopular as concerns have shifted to the economy and job losses.