What Mattered This Week?
I continue to believe that the casualties in Afghanistan are massively under-covered in the media, so I'll highlight April's numbers. A promising March carried over into April. There were nine coalition troop deaths (four U.S.), down from 16 (13 U.S.) in 2013. The year-to-date numbers are 29 coalition troop deaths, down from 41 at this time last year, and 18 U.S. troop deaths, down from 32.
What didn't matter? I'll take the easy one: Continued Benghazi fever from Republicans. It's a non-scandal and no one cares. Really.
That's what I have. What did you notice? What do you think mattered this week?
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