June 25th, 2010
03:52 PM ET

4 Americans killed in Afghanistan

Friday was another deadly day in what has become the deadliest month for international troops in Afghanistan.

Three service members were killed on Friday in attacks in the east and south, the NATO-led command reported. A fourth died in a bombing on Thursday.

Home and Away: Casualties in Afghanistan

All four casualties were Americans, it said.


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  1. naser

    US military killed a few kids who were sleep in their room. I myself saw it on Afghanistan TV channels 4 years old kid was shot by American soldiers. They're gonna revenge, difinetly.

    June 29, 2010 at 2:33 am | Report abuse |
    • Onesmallvoice

      Let's just hope that you're right,naser.They definately deserve it!

      June 29, 2010 at 2:04 pm | Report abuse |
  2. naser

    Afghans are DIEHARDS.

    June 29, 2010 at 2:29 am | Report abuse |
  3. naser

    Americans can't win in Afghanistan even if they ask for support from aliens which exist in other planets. This is AFGHANISTAN!!!

    June 29, 2010 at 2:29 am | Report abuse |
  4. motherwella

    It is not the army's job to win the hearts and minds of people..the army is meant to win wars ..meanwhile by trying to win the hearts and minds of these souls, soldiers are being killed and wounded...Most of these soldiers ..like my son... are tired and wore out from multiple deployments..I fear his luck is going to run out..He is recovering from wounds now but will be returned to the battle field....he will do his tour of duty..come home and then go back...If we are going to win ..we have to let the army do what it does best..and is designed to do...

    June 28, 2010 at 10:13 am | Report abuse |
  5. Ben Helmand Afghan

    Dan in Layfette, the Afghan civillians are to afraid still to help the coalition forces. The help we do get does not amount to anything in the grand scheme of things. The Taliban have controlled this country for decades and it will take more than laying down arms and joining the political process for everyone else who thinks this may be the right solution.

    June 28, 2010 at 9:45 am | Report abuse |
    • Dan in Lafayette, IN

      I said they want the help of the coalition and their trying to build a force that can handle the Taliban. I understand that the Taliban have been terrorizing the Afghans for more than a decade but their are some willing to fight them.

      June 28, 2010 at 11:21 am | Report abuse |
  6. Zabihullah Yusufai

    This deadly situation would continue till which time. From one side US milatry are killing from other side Afghan Poor Innocent and non governmental people are dying who can tolerate this incedent. This is the life time of our poeple which is going to end. WHy the poeple don't understand the main cause why every disaster and fighting are in Afghanistan?

    June 28, 2010 at 2:16 am | Report abuse |
  7. Onesmallvoice

    Don't the Tea Partiers also have a sick and hateful ideology???Of course they do,just like the GOP.

    June 27, 2010 at 9:41 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Dan in Lafayette, IN

    The fastest way to get foreign forces out is to lay down their arms and join in the political process! Most of the Afghans want the help of the coalition because their sick of being terrorized by the Taliban which have nothing to offer the Afghan people!

    June 27, 2010 at 6:33 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Jared

    I can't believe all the pessimism surrounding this war. Have hope, people. People can change! Societies can improve. I believe this war is winnable. You can't keep pointing to our failures in Vietnam while ignoring all our successes across the world. July 2011. Give it a chance to work.

    June 27, 2010 at 12:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • Onesmallvoice

      Jared,if NATO wins Afghanistan loses.The NATO forces have no more business in Afghanistan than the Russians did and all this right-wing mumbo-jumbo about our winning that war turns my stomach upside down!!!

      June 28, 2010 at 7:55 pm | Report abuse |
      • Jared

        Onesmallvoice, that's funny, considering I'm center-left. No business there? It became our business on 9/11. If they ever gain a functioning government that provides security, jobs, and structure, they won't want to give it up. The world will be safer place. For Afghans, and for us. Of course the mission looks impossible, but like I said. Just give it a chance. If by July 2011, it still looks FUBAR, then I will be totally on board with you, but for now I'm skeptically optimistic.

        June 29, 2010 at 9:43 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Ethan

    Your question makes no sense. They are not laying down their arms because they want foreign forces out. Did you just wake up today and forget about the last decade. Second, if they had no support, they would not able to control such large territories or carry out resistance for this long. If there were only tens of thousand of them, the resistance would be over now because surely US has killed more then a few thousand of them.

    June 27, 2010 at 12:19 pm | Report abuse |
  11. ronvan

    ANYONE who thinks we are wining, or going to win this one is living in a fantasy land! Say whatever you want, but this is a "political war" and our magnificent military is nothing more than "cannon fodder"! Viet Nam / Afganistan, same situations, different locations, and we have learned NOTHING! Our military is "handcuffed" on actions they can & cannot take. If given the green light, our military could finish this misguided war effort in a month! We are somehow amazed, surprised that so many soldiers are having mental problems. There is NO human being that can cope, handle, multiple, multiple, tours in a war zone! "national security"!? I am so tired of hearing it is in our national security to do this or that. If we cannot protect ourselves in our OWN country then we have already lost.

    June 27, 2010 at 9:37 am | Report abuse |
  12. JVTX

    My Son is in Afghanistan, and the last time he came home for a visit I saw the change in him. When I speak with him on ocaasion I feel his pain of what he goes trough and sees day to day, For every one of you who say stay the course, we cannot leave or Lets Kick Thier Ass. .... Sign up yourself up, Sign up your Mother, Father, Daughter, Son, Brother Sister, Husband or Wife and your Grandchild. Lets see if you change your mind then.

    June 27, 2010 at 8:16 am | Report abuse |
    • Jaybob

      Done. And also someone very close to me. Many friends.

      I know it hurts. I know it is hard to look at this and say "I know it's not my ____". I've been on both sides of this, and it sucks... but 9/11 was 9 years ago... your son knew this was a possibility.

      June 27, 2010 at 11:49 am | Report abuse |
  13. robroy

    a buddy of mine whose been going to afghanistan the last 3years stopped in the other night for a beer.we talked about afghanistan and he described it in one simple quote"what they don't plant in opium ,they plant it with mines". must be one hell of a mind bender to know your next step maybe your last.yes folks 10 years into this mess,the opium crops are bigger than ever,i.e.d's are going a dime a dozen and we're now on pace for one of the deadliest months ever.has anyone asked if the pentagon has blown the dust off its LONG TERM DEPLOYMENT PLAN!!!!!!!

    June 27, 2010 at 7:58 am | Report abuse |
  14. Iraq Paramedic

    Please GOD bless & keep these fallen soldiers & give rest & peace to their souls with you in heaven, in Jesus mighty name I pray, AMEN.
    May GOD bless & keep us all !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    June 27, 2010 at 6:09 am | Report abuse |
  15. Dianne

    Time tp pull out. Let the Afghans deal with their own problems.

    June 26, 2010 at 8:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sue

      Is pulling out now really the right answer? I have a nephew in Afghanistan right now just barely beginninghis 1st deployment, and as much as I wish he weren't there I remember why we're there in the first place...Have you forgotten Sept. 11, 2001? I haven't, and I bet the troops haven't either. What do you think would happen if we puled out now? How many terrorists are just waiting for the chance to strike us on our own soil again?

      June 26, 2010 at 10:54 pm | Report abuse |
      • L Banks

        Sue, if you think this "miloitary action" going on in Afganistan has anything to do with 9/11/01, I believe you are serioudly mistaken. The only connection is bin Laden. We've proved we can't find him-so get out. Chances are , he's in Saudi Arabia by now, as thats his homeland. Don't believe the press. We couldn't find him in the tunnels ? BS-we built those same tunnels during the Soviet invasion. Do you have any idea how many billions of $$ of business the bin Laden family has done with e the Bush family ? before 9/11. its a real eye opener. Three hours after 9/11 , there was a "lockdown" on all flights over the US, yet there was a plane hop-scotching all over the US, picking up members of the bin Laden Family, and othe Saudi's to get them out. Why, because the President (at the time ) OK'd it. I've read 18 of the 20 9/11 terrorists were saudi citizens. not Iraqi, or Afghani's. Yet good old "W" had to have a scapegoat. Enter Saddam. Everything from the word go, after 9/11 has been a collection of smoke and mirrors to apease the american public. WE DON"T HAVE A REASON TO BE IN AFGHANISTAN. The executive arm of the US Gov't cant tell you why were there, just that we are !! Ots a G*^&-DA&^&% JOKE !!

        June 27, 2010 at 8:02 pm | Report abuse |
      • L Banks

        ps: Read something that hasn't been published by the US Gov't. We get out of their frikkin' "holy land" they don't give a crap about attacking the US. There's nothing here they want.

        June 27, 2010 at 8:06 pm | Report abuse |
  16. Jaybob

    "War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things: the decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feeling which thinks that nothing is worth a war, is much worse... A man who has nothing which he is willing to fight for, nothing which he cares more about than he does about his personal safety, is a miserable creature who has no chance of being free, unless made and kept so by the exertions of better men than himself." – John Stuart Mill.

    June 26, 2010 at 3:36 pm | Report abuse |
  17. Cynthia Sanders

    My daughter just got a call, their battalion just lost 2 more, now we wait with our hearts heavy, too many young men dying for what someone else's BS. God Speed andbring them home!

    June 26, 2010 at 1:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • Onesmallvoice

      I couldn't have stated it better myself,Cynthia.Yes,our troops are indeed dying for someone else's BS,ie;the right-wing politicians,the top brass and,of course the war profiteers!

      June 27, 2010 at 9:45 pm | Report abuse |
  18. Richard Ledford

    What did we learn from the Vietnam experience?

    In a word, NOTHING!

    Remember the magic words, "Exit Strategy," so important they were capitalized? We have none!

    Remember the Diem family? Now we have the Karzais!

    Remember the birth of the counter-insurgency doctrine in South-East Asia? Now we have the New Counter-Insurgency!`

    This adventure is going to end the same way as the last. It's merely a question of time, money and lives that are consumed before the moment of truth is faced.

    June 26, 2010 at 1:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • A Vet

      We learned that US civilians do not support military forces

      June 27, 2010 at 7:31 pm | Report abuse |
  19. Catie

    may peace find these warriors and hold their families close.

    June 26, 2010 at 10:41 am | Report abuse |
  20. SOMEGRL

    how sad that other articles are twice as long as this one, but four people are killed and this is all that could be said about them, never forget that freedom isn't free people, RIP guys... your actions will never be forgotten

    June 26, 2010 at 4:07 am | Report abuse |
    • Sue

      This is really all that can be written at this stage. Until the next o kin of the troops that were killed are officially notified of the service members' deaths the Pentagon will not release names or offical information about the individuals.

      June 26, 2010 at 10:48 pm | Report abuse |
      • Rachele Wells

        Do you know how long it takes them to reach the family members? Or is there any where I can call to see who the soldiers were?

        June 27, 2010 at 8:14 am | Report abuse |
      • Jaybob

        Rachel-

        You can't call anyone. Most of the time, there is a "blackout" until the family members are notified (no one contacts anyone). The turnaround is 24 hours max. Most commanders have the cajones to call the families as soon as they get approval to do so.

        June 27, 2010 at 12:05 pm | Report abuse |
  21. Attal Khan

    an explosion just happened near to our office on the road of Foriegn affairs ministry and one Ranger Car is loaded with explosive just before our office and the situation is very worsening here. we dont know what will happened next minute

    June 26, 2010 at 1:44 am | Report abuse |
  22. Murtaza babar

    It is still bigining! Think about end. I am sure it more worst then vietnam and iraq.

    June 25, 2010 at 4:57 pm | Report abuse |