Red Cross: Afghan War Hits New Low

As President Obama took to the bully pulpit to announce that “We are on track to achieve our goals” in Afghanistan, the Red Cross held a rare press conference to say that security in Afghanistan is at an all-time low. The Red Cross said that the situation there has worsened for civilian casualties, internal displacement, and health-care access. “The sheer fact the I.C.R.C. has organized a press conference is an expression of us being extremely concerned of yet another year of fighting with dramatic consequences for an ever-growing number of people in, by now, almost the entire country,” said the head of the Afghanistan office.