September war stats

In Afghanistan, 41 U.S. soldiers died, making it the deadliest September since the war began nine years ago, and nearly $9 billion was spent.  In Iraq, 7 U.S. soldiers* died, the war cost hit the $750 billion* mark, and nearly seven months after parliamentary elections, a new government still had not been formed.  In Pakistan, the CIA launched a record number of Drone strikes against suspected militants, killing dozens.

A flurry of suicides hit the Army base at Fort Hood, and Admiral Mullen, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, called the rising suicide rate in the US Military an “emergency issue“.  

Finally, a new CNN poll revealed that 60% of Republicans, 40% of Independents, and 20% of Democrats support the war in Afghanistan. 

 

* Editor’s note: Casualty counts can be tracked here, while war costs can be followed here.