A Sobering Anniversary in Afghanistan

A Sobering Anniversary in Afghanistan

On October 7, 2010, the Afghanistan War entered its 10th year. It’s time to rethink this brutal, futile conflict.


On October 7, 2010, the Afghanistan War entered its 10th year. The campaign Rethink Afghanistan is fighting to stop this brutal, futile conflict, and has released several videos, including this one, "A Costly and Brutal Anniversary." The clip marks a sobering milestone by presenting some facts of the Afghanistan War. The war has already cost more than $1 trillion—a billion dollars per soldier per year. Despite this cost, the "war is not making us any safer," with 1244 US military casualties and a 31% rise in Afghan civilian deaths in 2010.

To learn more about the Rethink Afghanistan campaign or to donate to help end the war, visit rethinkafghanistan.com.

—by Joanna Chiu

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