Tragic news was just reported out of Afghanistan. An American fatality has been confirmed — the 20th one this year. Please keep the service member’s family in your prayers this Christmas season.
“The US military did not provide further details on the attack but the Taliban claimed they were behind the roadside bombing in northern Kunduz province that killed the soldier,” reported the Daily Mail.
Even though the United States has had a presence in Afghanistan since the terror attacks on September 11, 2001, U.S. military deaths have diminished greatly but are still occurring.
Americans know that our brave men and women in uniform will fight as long as they are asked — they have chosen to make the ultimate sacrifice, if necessary, to protect this nation.
However, there comes a time when a country has to take responsibility for itself, and this is likely why President Trump is looking to continue drawing down on troops in the region.
“There have also been three non-combat deaths in 2019,” reported the Daily Mail, which is part of the 20 deaths for the year. “More than 2,400 Americans have died in the nearly 18-year conflict.”
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