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    US forces in Afghan expect up to 500 casualties a month

    US forces in Afghanistan ‘should expect up to 500 casualties a month’


    By Tom Coghlan
    London Times
    January 7th, 2010


    US forces in Afghanistan should brace themselves for up to 500 casualties a month this year, a senior retired American general has warned.

    The forecast comes from General Barry McCaffrey, formerly the most decorated general in the US Army, who has conducted field assessments of the US military performance in Afghanistan at the request of the US military since 2003.

    His assessment projects that US forces can expect to lose between 300 and 500 soldiers a month, either killed or wounded, this year, rising to a peak during the summer months. US military casualties during 2009 were 305 killed and 2,102 injured up to December 20. More than half of those injured have not been able to return to service.

    Casualties in Afghanistan tend to peak during the summer “fighting season

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