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August deadliest month for U.S. troops in Afghan war

WASHINGTON — August has proved the deadliest month for US forces in Afghanistan since the war began nearly 10 years ago, with the death toll at 66 troops, according to the Pentagon. The downing of a Chinook helicopter by insurgents in eastern Afghanistan, in which 30 troops died — including…

U.S. officers oppose releasing names of dead troops

WASHINGTON — The chief of the secretive US special operations command has lobbied against the release of names of American commandos killed in a helicopter crash in Afghanistan, officials said Tuesday. Thirty US troops were killed on Friday when their Chinook helicopter was shot out of the sky in a…