I'm getting a bit miffed by the news coverage coming out of Afg ATM. After watching a BBC news report last night (which was excellent), what is getting me down though is the constant reference to our casualties without mentioning any levels of Taliban\insurgent casualties or prisoners taken. As a member of the public now I can appreciate that this kind of thing went out of favour after Vietnam where a fixation with enemy casualty statistics began to skew the mission, but Joe Public here simply don't get to see the gains, whether it is ground taken or the amount of and overcome. It almost seems like we are the only ones taking casualties. Would it be better if we knew what gains we have, how many enemy overcome? Or would it just fuel recruiting for them? Or is there another reason that the media does not cover, or even mention this?