More than 100 coalition troops died in Afghanistan in June, making it the deadliest month for soldiers so far in the war there. Casualty numbers are creeping closer to the worst days of the Iraq war. Of the 102 soldiers who died, 59 were American. The rising number of deaths is partially a result of major offensives in the Taliban’s turf. At his confirmation hearing to replace ousted Gen. Stan McChrystal, Gen. David Petraeus said he expected heavy fighting to continue.