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Opium is King in Afghanistan

February 26, 2013

The opium trade has funded insurgents fighting NATO forces and corrupted the government. Afghanistan is the world’s top opium producer.

Troop Numbers in Afghanistan

Troop Numbers in Afghanistan

November 1, 2012

How many coalition troops are in Afghanistan? Sound bites in the news don’t give any clear idea of what’s really going on and what our military is doing. This infographic breaks down just how many troops are stationed there, where they’re from, and what the potential withdrawal plans are. Source

Troop Levels in Afghanistan and Iraq

Troop Levels in Afghanistan and Iraq

September 22, 2012

Our troops have provided extraordinary service and sacrifice in both Afghanistan and Iraq for nearly ten years. Last night, the President spoke to the American people about the way forward in Afghanistan, and outlined his plan to remove 10,000 troops from Afghanistan by the end of this year, and a total of 33,000 by next […]

The Billion Dollar-o-Gram

The Billion Dollar-o-Gram

September 1, 2012

This image arose out of frustration with media reporting of billion dollar amounts. That is, that they’re meaningless without context. But they’re continually reported as self-evident facts. 500 billion for this war. 50 billion for this pipeline. Literally mind-boggling amounts of money. So here we’ve scraped reported figures from The New York Times, The Guardian, […]

By The Numbers: Today’s Military

August 10, 2012

The number of Americans serving in the military is a small slice of the U.S. population. Here, a graphical look at the makeup of the military and the sacrifices those troops have made. Source

iPod vs Afghanistan

iPod vs Afghanistan

May 15, 2012

I’ll be honest, I did very minimal research on this. It was more something to keep my hands busy while I watching a few movies. The idea for this sprung from tweets by @nickmanes1 and @srdaily, about how close the release date of the first ipod and the first Military action in Afghanistan after september […]