Deadliest year in Afghanistan.

Six U.S. troops were killed by insurgents today in “the most lethal [attack] against American forces this year.” The death toll for number of U.S. troops killed in Afghanistan is at least 101 this year, making it the “deadliest for Americans here since the 2001 invasion.” As SusanG points out, 2007 has also been the deadliest year in Iraq.

UPDATE: The Center for American Progress has released a report titled The Forgotten Front, referring to how the Bush administration has allowed democracy to crumble in Afghanistan, aiding in the growth of security threats.