Death Toll of U.S. Contractors in Afghanistan Rises

New government figures have revealed more civilian contractors working for U.S. companies died in Afghanistan than U.S. soldiers last year. At least 430 employees of American contractors were reported killed in 2010, but analysts say the true number of contractor deaths may be much higher. In comparison, 418 U.S. soldiers died in Afghanistan last year. According to the Pentagon, there are now 113,000 defense contractors in Afghanistan and 90,000 U.S. soldiers.

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