Wednesday, February 18, 2009

REPORT - Progress in Afghanistan

As required by PL 110-181 [2008 National Defense Authorization Act], the Department of Defense has released a new report on the progress being made in Afghanistan. The report "Progress Toward Security and Stability in Afghanistan" can be found at

The report includes statistics on insurgent-initiated attacks, US fatalities as a result of hostile action, 2001-2008, estimates of US Personnel required and assigned [2007-2013], funding of US efforts in Afghanistan [2002-2009], poppy cultivation and more.

The President has also ordered 12,000 soldiers and Marines to Afghanistan --

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