Afghanistan, January 2012

With the war in Iraq officially over, from now on I’ll be graphing US and coalition military deaths in Afghanistan only. The source of my figures remains, which continues to present the Iraq casualty history as well as the ongoing casualties in Afghanistan.

Before we let it go, though, I think it’s worth reflecting on these totals for Iraq:

As for Afghanistan, a war that was easy to justify in 2001 but not today, January had an uptick in military deaths.

Afghanistan January 2012

With luck, we won’t see the big increases that have occurred every spring for the last three years.