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Rising U.S. Toll in Afghanistan Stirs Unease on Hill, Among Families

August 24, 2018
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Concern is rising in Congress and among military families over a sharp increase in U.S. troop deaths in Afghanistan at a time when senior military officials acknowledge that American service members are facing greater risks under a new strategy that emphasizes protecting Afghan civilians. (Washington Post — 16 October, 2009)
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A retired Marine is finally being heard after writing to lawmakers for weeks about the new rules of engagement he believes put U.S. troops at unacceptable risk in Afghanistan. (MSNBC — 14 October, 2009)
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The nation’s top military officer told Congress on Tuesday that the U.S. war in Afghanistan “probably needs more forces” and sought to reassure lawmakers skeptical of sending additional troops that commanders were devising new tactics that would lead to victory over a resurgent Taliban. (Washington Post — 16 October, 2009)
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The United States and its allies in Afghanistan must “wrest the information initiative” from the Taliban and other insurgent groups that have undermined the credibility of the Kabul government and its international backers, according to the top U.S. and NATO commander in the country. (Washington Post — 16 October, 2009)
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