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Names of the Dead
"The Department of Defense has identified 2,123 American service members who have died as a part of the Afghan war and related operations. It confirmed the deaths of the following Americans recently:
BILLINGS, Robert J., 30, Sgt., Army; Clarksville, Va.; Second Infantry Division.
GORDON, Brittany B., 24, Specialist, Army; St. Petersburg, Fla.; Second Infantry Division.
DEL MUNDO TIU, Joel, 49, Cmdr., Navy; Manila, Philippines; Naval Forces Central Command.
MacPHERSON, Thomas R., 26, Sgt., Army; Long Beach, Calif.; Second Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment.
SAVARD, Ryan J., 29, Sgt. First Class, Army; Sierra Vista, Ariz.; Special Operations Command."
You will continue to see the failures
Suicide ‘Insider’ Attack Kills Six in Afghanistan
"A member of the Afghan intelligence service detonated a suicide vest Saturday, killing two Americans and four Afghan intelligence agency colleagues, Afghan and international officials said Monday.
The attacker, wearing a suicide vest beneath his intelligence service uniform, detonated his bomb shortly after the delegation arrived, killing a former American military officer and an American soldier. The bombing also killed Ghulam Rasool, the deputy intelligence director for Kandahar Province, two of his bodyguards and another Afghan intelligence employee, and set in motion a revenge killing.
Insider attacks have become more common, and have caused about 15 percent of the deaths of coalition troops this year.
There have been, however, many insider attacks resulting only in the deaths of Afghan service members, and statistics were not available on whether any of those involved members of the intelligence force, known here as the N.D.S."
That you may understand the staring point
"Itis simply to note that there was some weird and dangerous stuff going on in gross capital flows in the 2000s, much of which was preventing normal dampeners, like exchange rate and interest rate moves, from kicking in and shepherding the system back to equilibrium. The Bush deficits were fuel on that fire, I think. Their direct economic impact may have been relatively benign, but the knock-on effects probably were not."