POLITICS
03/18/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Surge In Casualties Predicted From Afghanistan War Escalation

Americans should prepare to accept hundreds of U.S. casualties each month in Afghanistan during spring offensives with enemy forces.

The dire forecast was made by retired Gen. Barry McCaffrey, an adjunct professor of international affairs at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, in a periodic assessment of political and security issues he has conducted in the war zone since 2003.

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