To the Editor:
It was another week at war in Afghanistan, another string of American casualties, and another collective shrug by a nation weary of faraway conflict whose hallmark is its grinding inconclusiveness.
American troops are still dying in Afghanistan at a pace that doesn’t often register beyond their hometowns. So far this year, it’s a 31-a-month on average, or one per day. National attention is drawn, briefly, to grim and arbitrary milestones such as the 1,000th and 2,000th war deaths. But days, weeks and months pass with little focus by the general public or its political leaders on the individuals behind the statistics.
It’s time to bring our troops home!