U.S. Military Deaths in Afghanistan Hit 2,000


Soldiers with Bravo Company 82nd Division Special Troops Battalion provide security during an air assault mission in 2009 in Parwan, Afghanistan.

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"There is a challenge for the administration," O'Hanlon said, "to remind people in the face of such bad news why this campaign requires more perseverance."


Associated Press writers Heidi Vogt and Rahim Faiez in Kabul and researcher Monika Mathour in Washington contributed to this report.

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