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No, it’s not about Stanley McChrystal. From AP:
June has become the deadliest month of the Afghan war for the NATO-led international military force.
An Associated Press count based on announcements by the alliance and national commands shows 76 international service members have died this month. The total includes 46 Americans.
The previous deadliest month for the multinational force was July 2009, when 75 troops were killed.
More from Ken Silverstein:
Perspective — October 23, 2013, 8:00 am
How pro-oil Louisiana politicians have shaped American environmental policy
Postcard — October 16, 2013, 8:00 am
A trip to one of the properties at issue in Louisiana’s oil-pollution lawsuits
Pounds of candy given to each North Korean child in honor of Kim Jong Un’s birthday, according to state media:
Researchers discovered an “Obama effect”: African Americans’ performance on a verbal test improved, to equal that of white Americans, immediately after Obama’s nomination and his election.
“All I saw,” said a 12-year-old neighbor of visits to the man’s house, “was just cats in little diapers.”
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