November 3, 2009 at 6:38 AM by Dr. Drang
Iraq and Afghanistan have switched places in news coverage and in our consciousness. The reason is no mystery. October was the worst month for US military deaths, with the total passing the 900 mark. Look for that count to become a big story in 2-3 months when, barring a significant policy change, it passes 1000. Military deaths for the coalition as a whole now stand at 1500.