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Well we’ve done it. We have successfully surpassed the 1,000 troop death mark in Afghanistan. Seems like just yesterday we had suffered no more than 1/2 that…Maybe that is because it has not been very long since the escalation of operations in Marjah/Helmand Province and the coming battle in Kandahar. Not sure what blueprint says this is a good idea. From now on I am going to post all the names of every soldier in case someone happens to stumble on this blog, because it is a shame how little we know about these men and women….never mind the fact that we know nothing about the hundreds of thousands of innocent men, women, and children that have died in Iraq and Afghanistan, and Pakistan. That’s right Pakistan! You know the place where we send in Predator drones to bomb the hell out of remote communities with a very high civilian:insurgent kill ratio.

We’re at 1,030 US Troops in Afganistan and 4,386 in Iraq according to iCasualties.

From The Times:

The Department of Defense has identified 1,016 American service members who have died as a part of the Afghan war and related operations:

CENTANNI, Rick J., 19, Lance Cpl., Marines; Yorba Linda, Calif.; Fourth Marine Division.

COTTLE, Robert J., 45, Sgt. Maj., Marines; Whittier, Calif.; Fourth Marine Division.

ROSS, Jacob A., 19, Lance Cpl., Marines; Gillette, Wyo.; Second Marine Division.

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