By FITSNews || Improvised explosive devices killed three American soldiers in Afghanistan on Thursday, bringing the U.S. death toll for July to 63 – the bloodiest month in the history of the nine-year war.
According to the Associated Press, 60 American soldiers died in June.
Since 2001, more than 1,200 American soldiers have been killed in the Afghan War – including 580 in the last two years. Meanwhile, over 4,400 American soldiers have been killed in the Iraq War, which began in 2003. By comparison, 58,000 U.S. troops were killed in the Vietnam War and 405,000 were killed in World War II.
Earlier this week, Congress appropriated another $59 billion to continue fighting the two conflicts – with the majority of that money going to pay for President Barack Obama’s “Afghan surge.” More than $1 trillion has been spent overall on the two wars.