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Monthly Coalition Fatalities in Afghanistan, 2010-2012

August 29, 2012, 2:36 pm

Coalition fatalities in Afghanistan by month, since January 2010 (from here):

CoalitionFatalitiesAfghanistan20102012

Fatalities, season-to-season, have been on a steady downward trend since their peak in 2010. Measuring victory and loss in counterinsurgencies in notoriously difficult (for an earlier discussion of this with respect to Iraq, see here), but by this measure and at the moment, the coalition seems to be winning militarily in Afghanistan. Whether that constitutes “victory” in the larger sense requires a much larger political, social, and diplomatic discussion.

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