DoD Military Casualties in Afghanistan as of 14 October 2011

By Karl Gotthardt Canadian and Military Editory
At the start of the 11th year in Afghanistan another seven U.S. soldiers paid the ultimate price in Afghanistan.  Six were killed in action, one in another accident, while another 142 were wounded in action (WIA).  NATO conducted several operations in Afghanistan this week, which targeted insurgent leaders and narcotics, a major supplier of finances for the Taliban.  While the transition to Afghan Security Forces is continuing, Afghanistan continues to be a dangerous place.  U.S. Drone attacks continue their missions into Pakistan to take out the leaders of insurgents.

Meanwhile in Libya, the revolutionary forces are in the process of clearing Gaddafi’s hometown of Sirte, the last port city in Libya.  Liberation of the city will permit the National Transitional Council to declare the liberation of Libya and forge the way ahead to elections.  “The Occupy Wall Street” protests avoided a major clash with the New York Police Department yesterday, when the private owner of the park occupied, postponed the clean up.  Protests have spread across the U.S, UK and protests are planned in cities across Canada today.  In Canada no one knows how many people will actually participate.

The U.S. foiled a plot this week that was intended to assassinate the Ambassador of Saudi Arabia and embassies.  The plot could have resulted in the killing of several American lives.  The U.S. alleges that the plot was directed from the highest levels of government.  While the Obama Administration is trying to secure support from the UN on its response, probably sanctions, some Hawks in Washington say that sanctions haven’t worked in the past and demand a stronger response.

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Karl Gotthardt - Politisite Managing Editor Maj. Gotthardt is a Retired Military Officer with 35 years service in the Canadian Armed Forces. He spent most of his time in the Military in Infantry Battalions. Karl took part in training for Afghanistan as an Operator Analyst with the Canadian Maneouvre Training Centre. Karl is a qualified military parachutist and military free fall parachutist. He earned his U.S. Master Jump Wings in Fort Benning, Georgia. Karl enjoys working with horses for the last 24 year. He owns six. He has experience in breeding, training and of course riding.Karl was born in Germany and is fluent in both English and German and he speaks enough French to "get in trouble". Karl has written or writes at NowPublic, All Voices, Tek Journalism and many others.

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