For the first time since January 2007, the U.S. had no troops that were killed in Afghanistan. There are currently about 33,000 troops left in Afghanistan, and casualty numbers have continued to decrease as forces began withdrawing and changing the mission to training rather than carrying out operations. Regardless, it is great news that none of America’s bravest were killed over the past month!
The Pentagon says there were no U.S. military deaths in Afghanistan in March — the first zero-fatality month there since January 2007.
American casualties in Afghanistan have declined as the number of U.S. forces has grown smaller and their role has shifted away from combat. U.S. troops are focused on training and advising Afghan forces.