July 31, 2007

Yet another Afghan graph

A lot of interest in sites I read in this graph for Iraq. I thought I'd compose the same one using coalition Afghan fatalities:

It's not something one can easily dress up as good news at this point, obviously. The most interesting question is the reason for that inflection point in the summer of 2005, after the Karzai election but months before the Canadian involvement in Southern Afghanistan got under way. Prior to that point, aircraft accidents had been more dangerous to NATO and US forces than the insurgency. History will tell whether that those three full years of insurgent dormancy (2002-2004) was a missed opportunity, or the best the West could hope for, or both.

Posted by BruceR at 02:05 PM