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ISW: Afghanistan Attacks in Iraq Perspective
'Institute for the Study of War' Graph Compares Violence Levels Over Three Years
04/30/2009 11:27 AM ET

This new ISW graph by the Institute for the Study of War, submitted by ISW president Kimberly Kagen, compares violence levels in Iraq and Afghanistan over a three year period (measuring frequency of four different classifications of attacks) between December 2006 and February 2009.

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ISW: Afghanistan Attacks in Iraq Perspective
April 24, 2009

Recently, news stories out of Afghanistan have focused heavily on the increase in violence there. As the U.S. sends more troops into the country to improve the security situation, the upward trend of violence is certainly concerning. However, it is helpful to put the violence into perspective. A new ISW Graph shows how violence levels in Afghanistan compare to violence levels in Iraq. The ISW Graph provides a startling sense of what is happening on the ground in Afghanistan.


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