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U.S. Air Force / Tech. Sgt. Scott T. Sturkol

U.S. Troop Fatalities Double in Afghanistan

A U.S. soldier killed in Afghanistan on Sunday raised the American death toll in 2009 to exactly twice the number of those soldiers killed there in that country in 2008. After eight years in Afghanistan, 940 U.S.—and 613 coalition—soldiers have died.

Posted on Dec 27, 2009 READ MORE

Double the Troop ‘Surge’ in Iraq?

A new study by the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office concludes that Bush’s “surge” plan could actually add as many as 48,000 troops to Iraq—more than double the number the president has pledged. That’s because all combat units need to be backed up by support troops. (h/t: Defense Tech)

  • Also, the cost of deployment could be five times Bush’s estimate.

  • Posted on Feb 1, 2007 READ MORE

    Two Bushes

    A Tale of Two Bushes

    Check out the gag routine that Bush and a presidential impersonator did during Sunday’s correspondents’ dinner. It’s funny, but a lot safer than the Stephen Colbert roast that followed it.

    Posted on May 2, 2006 READ MORE

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