The Defense Department’s November 2010 ‘Report on Progress Toward Security and Stability in Afghanistan’ claimed “Violence in Afghanistan has reached an all-time high, with clashes up fourfold since 2007… the Pentagon attributed much of the increase in violence to the growth in the coalition force after US President Barack Obama’s escalation this year. ‘Efforts to reduce insurgent capacity, such as safe havens and logistic support originating in Pakistan and Iran, have not produced measurable results,’ the report states. ‘The insurgency has proven resilient with sustained logistics capacity and command and control.’ ” [The 15th of the month used for date sorting purposes only.]

 – “Afghanistan War: US Says Violence Reaches All-Time High,” BBC News, Nov. 23, 2010