US Troop Deaths in Afghanistan Under Obama Surpass 1,000: Two-Thirds of US Casualties in War | TheBlaze.com Obama has been commander-in-chief for 1/3 of the time we've been in Afghanistand. During that time we've had 2/3 of the troop casualties during that war. Yet the media is completely silent about it. Isnt it about time we got out of afghanistan? We took out Bin Laden. If the Afghanis arent ready to defend themselves by now, i dont think they ever will.