US air war on Afghanistan peaks with 1,000 strikes in October


Noah Shachtman of the Wired blog Danger Room tells Boing Boing,

The U.S. and its allies have unleashed a massive air campaign in
Afghanistan, launching missiles and bombs from the sky at a rate
rarely seen since the war's earliest days. In October alone, NATO
planes fired their weapons on 1,000 separate missions, U.S. Air Force
statistics provided to Danger Room show. Since Gen. David Petraeus
took command of the war effort in late June, coalition aircraft have
flown 2,600 attack sorties. That's 50% more than they did during the
same period in 2009. Not surprisingly, civilian casualties are on the
rise, as well.

Read Noah's full report here

(Photo: USAF)