December 7, 2021

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Top U.S. commander in Afghanistan to step down Monday, marking a symbolic end to 20 years of war – The Washington Post

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The costs of the war, launched in the aftermath of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, have been staggering. About 2,400 U.S. troops have been killed in Afghanistan, with an addition 20,000 wounded, according to Pentagon statistics. Nearly 800,000 service members have rotated through Afghanistan on assignment at least once, with nearly 30,000 of them deploying at least five times each, according to Pentagon data provided by The Washington Post.

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