Violence has escalated to a record high in Afghanistan. About eight hundred and twenty U.S. soldiers have become thought to have died in Afghanistan in the past eight years, since the U.S. led invasion (Deadly 1). Soldiers dying in what the military officials call complex attacks (Deadly 1). The terrorists no longer care who they injure or kill. Small schoolchildren and innocent civilians have died without any sign of regret from the terrorist groups responsible for the deaths.
Some of the major attacks appear as signs that Iraqis’ security progress has begun to reverse (Kudhim & Reilly 2). If this happened I believe the U.S. would not come out of Afghanistan until much later than scheduled. Michael O’Hanlon, a senior man and Iraq expert said “There almost surely won’t be a complete reversal. But there could be an end to the progress and even a new, somewhat higher level of ongoing violence” (Kudhim & Reilly 2).
Although the number of bombing overall took a dive, the reported “suicide attacks around the country have become more technically sophisticated and have grown in scale” (Ellick 1-2). People think it great that the number of bombings has decreased, but how when just as many people if not more die every month from these sophisticated attacks. When four soldiers died in Afghanistan and the government called the attack complex (Deadly 1). I do not feel this sufficiently informs us, we should know of rising danger against U.S. troops fighting for us.
I also believe the Afghans have very mixed feeling about the U.S. troops there. Some like that we help fight the terrorist groups and support their movement to stabilize the country. Others complain that they “are caught up in insurgent attacks against Western forces” (King 1). I can see why they have mixed feelings. In August of this year eight people died by a bomb targeting a military convoy (King 1). I can also see how I could feel...