he number of U.S. deaths in Afghanistan has hit 2,000, according to a New York Times analysis. The grim statistic comes after a nearly 11-year war. More than half of the deaths occurred in the past 27 months, an increase attributed to President Obama sending thousands of extra troops into the country to rev up the U.S.-led NATO mission against insurgents. The troops are set to withdraw by 2014. In addition to Afghanistan, the statistic includes deaths in Pakistan and other countries where American forces are involved with the war.
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