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Operation Enduring Freedom

Slinking Out of Afghanistan? No Sir!

Dorian de Wind | Posted 01.03.2015 | Politics
Dorian de Wind

While about 9,800 U.S. troops will remain in Afghanistan to support such a non-combat "train, advise, and assist mission," approximately 24,000 troops will be going home under President Obama's "drawdown plan" before the end of the year.

We Must Recover America's Hopeful Spirit

Michael Shammas | Posted 11.18.2014 | Politics
Michael Shammas

While we used to feel inspired by our country, we now feel disenchanted. While we used to hope, now we doubt. And rather than listening to leaders who unite us, too often we pay heed to demagogues like Rush Limbaugh whose sole source of profit comes from division and discord.

Remembering Our Fallen Heroes in the Rise of Our Future Heroes This Memorial Day

Harry Croft, M.D | Posted 07.23.2014 | Politics
Harry Croft, M.D

Let us never forget those who paid the ultimate price, while showing our appreciation, support and respect to those who continue to serve. Perhaps the best way to honor the fallen and injured is to continue their legacy in our future heroes.

NATO Chief: No Afghan Deal, No Troops Past 2014

AP | JOHN-THOR DAHLBURG | Posted 02.26.2014 | World

BRUSSELS (AP) — If Afghan leaders and the White House can't agree on a key security pact, the U.S.-led alliance will pull all of its troops and equi...

U.S. Military Death Toll In Afghanistan At 2,169: Report

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 02.11.2014 | Politics

As of Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014, at least 2,169 members of the U.S. military had died in Afghanistan as a result of the U.S.-led invasion of Afghanistan ...

The 'Taverna Du Liban' Bombing -- An Eleventh Hour Wakeup Call

Marco Reininger | Posted 03.24.2014 | Politics
Marco Reininger

The bombing is a bitter reminder of rampant self-deception in occupied Kabul, with its "Ring of Steel," and police checkpoints. A place where I myself became guilty of the perpetuation of talking vs. doing. It's a wake up call and broad hint to the fact that crunch time has begun.

Afghans Said To Hold Taliban Back While Fighting Alone

AP | PATRICK QUINN | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

BAGRAM AIR FIELD, Afghanistan — BAGRAM AIR FIELD, Afghanistan (AP) — The Taliban failed to capture any ground from Afghan security forces figh...

Afghan Assembly To Decide Next Month Future Of U.S. Troops

Reuters | Posted 12.19.2013 | World

KABUL, Oct 19 (Reuters) - The future role of U.S. troops in Afghanistan after 2014, to be set down in a bilateral accord, will be put to an assembly...

NATO: Afghan Insider Attack Kills 3 U.S. Troops

AP | RAHIM FAIEZ | Posted 09.22.2013 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan -- An Afghan wearing a security forces uniform turned his weapon against U.S. troops Saturday, killing three in eastern Afghanistan...

WATCH: Air Force Captains Do Something Beautiful To Help Afghan Women

The Huffington Post | Nader Salass | Posted 08.15.2013 | Impact

A group of big-hearted Air Force captains aren't just serving others through military service; they are reaching new heights in helping others with a ...

Officials: NATO Airstrike Kills 5 Taliban

AP | Posted 07.14.2013 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan -- Officials say NATO-led coalition forces attacked a group of Taliban fighters in eastern Afghanistan, killing at least five milit...

Afghans Poised To Take Security Lead From U.S., NATO

AP | PATRICK QUINN | Posted 08.16.2013 | World

JALALABAD, Afghanistan — One of the most significant turning points in one of America's longest and costliest wars is imminent: Afghanistan's fl...

Does the NYPD Discriminate Against Combat Veterans?

Amanda Callaghan | Posted 07.28.2013 | Politics
Amanda Callaghan

An appeals court recently overturned a federal judge's ruling regarding ethnic discrimination in the FDNY's hiring practices. The FDNY has been under ...

NATO Service Member Killed In Afghanistan

AP | Posted 05.27.2013 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan -- An insurgent attack in eastern Afghanistan has killed a NATO service member, the coalition said. The U.S.-led military coalitio...

NATO: 3 U.S. Troops Killed In Afghanistan

AP | MIRWAIS KHAN and KATHY GANNON | Posted 07.14.2013 | World

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan — A roadside bomb struck a U.S. convoy in southern Afghanistan Tuesday, killing three American troops, while a motorcycle ...

Afghanistan: NATO Air Strike Kills 11 Children

AP | KIM GAMEL | Posted 06.07.2013 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan — A fierce battle between U.S.-backed Afghan forces and Taliban militants in a remote corner of eastern Afghanistan left near...

U.S. Air Force Stops Reporting Afghanistan Drone Strike Data

Reuters | Posted 05.10.2013 | World

WASHINGTON, March 10 (Reuters) - With debate intensifying in the United States over the use of drone aircraft, the U.S. military said on Sunday that...

Top U.S. General Says He Can Work With Airstrike Ban

AP | PATRICK QUINN | Posted 04.19.2013 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan — The top American commander in Afghanistan said on Sunday that he believes the U.S.-led NATO coalition can operate effective...

Afghan President Welcomes Withdrawal

AP | PATRICK QUINN | Posted 04.15.2013 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan — President Barack Obama's decision to bring half of America's 66,000 troops home within a year was welcomed Wednesday by Afg...

'Fighting Joe' Takes Over As Top Commander In Afghanistan

AP | PATRICK QUINN | Posted 04.12.2013 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan — Marine Gen. Joseph Dunford took charge of U.S. and NATO forces in Afghanistan on Sunday as the coalition enters its final s...

Top U.S. General Confident In Afghans

AP | PATRICK QUINN | Posted 01.30.2013 | World

KABUL -- The top commander of U.S.-led forces in Afghanistan believes government security forces have improved faster than expected and will be ready ...

Report: Afghan Authorities 'Beat, Shock And Twist Genitals' Of Prisoners

AP | HEIDI VOGT | Posted 03.22.2013 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan — Afghan authorities are still torturing prisoners, such as hanging them by their wrists and beating them with cables, the Un...

'Fighting Joe' To Take Over In Afghanistan

Reuters | Posted 02.03.2013 | World

By David Alexander WASHINGTON, Dec 4 (Reuters) - Marine Corps General Joseph Dunford, who takes over as head of international forces i...

Al Qaeda Attempting Comeback In Afghanistan

AP | ROBERT BURNS and DEB RIECHMANN | Posted 12.21.2012 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan -- A diminished but resilient al-Qaida, whose 9/11 attacks drew America into its longest war, is attempting a comeback in Afghanist...

Afghanistan War Enters 12th Year

AP | DEB RIECHMANN and AMIR SHAH | Posted 10.08.2012 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan -- Nobody wants a repeat of the bloody ethnic fighting that followed the Soviet exit from Afghanistan in the 1990s – least of...