As President Obama continues to push more U.S. troops into Afghanistan, the U.N. is reporting that civilian casualties in the war-torn country have spiked, increasing almost 25 percent above 2008 figures. In the first six months of this year, 1,013 civilians were killed.
Seven American troops were killed in half a dozen separate attacks around Iraq on Saturday. Roadside bombs, the biggest problem for U.S. troops, were responsible for most of the deaths. May was the deadliest month for U.S. troops since November 2004.