"Four U.S. Marines were killed when a roadside bomb exploded near their convoy in western Afghanistan on Thursday. Another Marine was killed in a roadside bombing Wednesday, the U.S. military said.The deaths bring to 11 the number of American soldiers killed in Afghanistan in August, on the heels of what was the worst month for Western and U.S. troop fatalities since the conflict began in 2001. Forty-three American service members died in July."
"Five American soldiers and two members of the Iraqi security forces were killed Friday in a brazen suicide truck bombing at one of the entrances to the main military base in the northern city of Mosul, [Iraq] a United States military spokesman said."
Didn't Obama promise to end ill conceived foreign adventures?