Note to CNN's Blitzer: Coalition Deaths in Afghanistan Near 1,300

Kyle-Anne Shiver & Lee Cary
Throughout the Bush administration, CNN’s Wolf Blitzer diligently kept us informed of U.S. casualties in Iraq. Where is he now?

Someone needs to alert Wolf that the K.I.A.  (Killed In Action) count for Coalition forces in Afghanistan is only four away from 1,300 since the count began in October 2001.

The three nations that have sustained the most deaths are the U.S. (773), U.K. (193) and Canada (128). The remaining casualties are spread over the other 20 nations that are part of Operation Enduring Freedom.

This year-to-date, 143 U.S. military personnel have died in Afghanistan. And, with the current surge in troop strength now underway there, those numbers are likely to surpass last year’s total of 155.

This website maintains a running count of Coalition casualties in Afghanistan.

Can we count on Mr. Blitzer to soberly keep us informed?


Throughout the Bush administration, CNN’s Wolf Blitzer diligently kept us informed of U.S. casualties in Iraq. Where is he now?

Someone needs to alert Wolf that the K.I.A.  (Killed In Action) count for Coalition forces in Afghanistan is only four away from 1,300 since the count began in October 2001.

The three nations that have sustained the most deaths are the U.S. (773), U.K. (193) and Canada (128). The remaining casualties are spread over the other 20 nations that are part of Operation Enduring Freedom.

This year-to-date, 143 U.S. military personnel have died in Afghanistan. And, with the current surge in troop strength now underway there, those numbers are likely to surpass last year’s total of 155.

This website maintains a running count of Coalition casualties in Afghanistan.

Can we count on Mr. Blitzer to soberly keep us informed?