At least 20,040 American soldiers had been wounded in the 13-year-old Afghanistan war theater as of November 10, according to a Pentagon tally.
As the U.S. military winds down its presence and combat role in Afghanistan, the number of American fatalities and injuries as a result of the war has decreased dramatically.
Although an Associated Press database of U.S. military casualties in the Afghanistan war shows that there were no troop fatalities in October, the Department of Defense (DoD) tally revealed that 31 service members were wounded that month. Only one soldier has reportedly been wounded so far in November. No fatalities have been reported this month.
Nearly 90 percent (17,339) of the wounded troops received their injuries after Obama was inaugurated for his first term on January 20, 2009.