That's because there are no flag-draped coffins coming into Andrews or American monuments in crumbles for Americans to gawk at.
#16 | Posted by Hans
Pay attention to note 4.
As of October 18th, 2016, there have been 2,386 U.S. military deaths in the War in Afghanistan. 1,834 of these deaths have been the result of hostile action. 20,049 American servicemembers have also been wounded in action during the war. In addition, there were 1,173 U.S. civilian contractor fatalities.
On February 19, 2010 American casualties reached 1,000 when U.S. Marine Reconnaissance Raider Cpl. Gregory Stultz of Brazil, Indiana was killed by small arms' fire in battle with Taliban fighters during the invasion of Marjah, Operation Moshtarak.  By September 2012, the total number surpassed 2,000. More than two-thirds of those deaths have occurred since the American military presence in Afghanistan was doubled under President Barack Obama in 2009.