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Why I Want Everyone In America To See 'American Sniper'

Sophie Roth-Douquet | Posted 03.30.2015 | Teen
Sophie Roth-Douquet

I'm not sure if I was simply too young to grasp what my dad must've been going through when he went to war. Perhaps it was simply impossible for me to imagine my father being anything other than the man who I ate dinner with every night.

Is the 22-Veterans-Per-Day Suicide Rate Reliable?

Dustin DeMoss | Posted 03.07.2015 | Politics
Dustin DeMoss

While the situation is admittedly quite grim, with record numbers of veterans committing suicide at an ever-increasing rate, the issue is most likely even more ominous than it first appears.

The Army Rarely Takes Desertion Cases To Court

AP | LOLITA C. BALDOR | Posted 02.23.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Army has prosecuted about 1,900 cases of desertion since 2001, despite tens of thousands of soldiers fleeing the service ...

Robbie Couch

Boy Who Lost Dad And Uncle In Iraq Finds Comfort, Proves Why Military Family Services Matter | Robbie Couch | Posted 11.12.2014 | Impact

Rosanna Powers’ fiancé and brother died within 30 hours of each other in Iraq in 2004. Now, just over a decade after their deaths, she sees both of...

A Deadly Artillery Duel in Eastern Afghanistan

Franz-Stefan Gady | Posted 11.03.2013 | World
Franz-Stefan Gady

The war in Afghanistan is winding down, yet the enemy is as determined as ever to inflict mass casualties on U.S. troops.

Soldiers' Stories Raise Hard Questions About Insider Attack Problem

AP | By ROBERT BURNS | Posted 02.02.2013 | World

WASHINGTON (AP) — It was a sneak attack, but not by the enemy they feared. U.S. Army Capts. Joshua Lawrence and Drew Russell were ins...

U.S. May Leave 10,000 Troops In Afghanistan After 2014

Posted 11.26.2012 | World

The White House is considering a plan to leave around 10,000 U.S. troops in Afghanistan after 2014, The Wall Street Journal reports. According to ...

Hearing In Afghan Rampage Case Comes To An End

AP | RACHEL LA CORTE | Posted 01.13.2013 | World

JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD, Wash. — Army prosecutors on Tuesday asked an investigative officer to recommend a death penalty court-martial for a st...

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...

David Wood

U.S. Military Unable to Defeat Afghan IEDS, Insider Attacks | David Wood | Posted 10.03.2012 | World

WASHINGTON -- In more than a decade of war in Afghanistan, the United States military has failed to defeat the insurgents' main weapon -- the IED, or ...

Afghanistan War Death Toll Hits 2,000

AP | PATRICK QUINN | Posted 11.30.2012 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan — The killing of an American serviceman in an exchange of fire with allied Afghan soldiers pushed U.S. military deaths in the...

1 Wounded In Latest Afghan Insider Attack

AP | HEIDI VOGT | Posted 11.17.2012 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan -- An Afghan soldier turned his weapon on a vehicle he believed was driven by NATO soldiers on a shared base in the south, slightly...

Top U.S. General In Afghanistan To Discuss Attacks

AP | HEIDI VOGT | Posted 10.20.2012 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan — The U.S. military's top general met with American, coalition and local officials in Afghanistan on Monday to try to stop a ...

Attacks Mars Holy Day In Afghanistan

AP | MIRWAIS KHAN and AMIR SHAH | Posted 10.19.2012 | World

By MIRWAIS KHAN and HEIDI VOGT, The Associated Press KANDAHAR, Afghanistan -- The carnage in Afghanistan continued unabated on a major Muslim holid...

Afghan Police Turn On NATO Forces, No Deaths

AP | HEIDI VOGT and KAY JOHNSON | Posted 10.13.2012 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan — The new U.S. ambassador to Afghanistan called a sudden rash of attacks on international forces by their Afghan partners "tr...

Could Turning Taliban Soldiers Turn The War?

Reuters | Posted 09.03.2012 | World

By Missy Ryan and Hamid Shalizi KABUL, July 4 (Reuters) - Former Taliban fighter Mullah Rassoul is a man with few friends. ...

4 NATO Death In 2 Days

AP | Posted 06.24.2012 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan -- NATO says four service members have died in southern Afghanistan in the past two days. The alliance says one service member die...

Saving Face or Saving Lives? When Will Obama Lead?

Laurence J. Kotlikoff | Posted 07.10.2012 | Politics
Laurence J. Kotlikoff

I'm running against President Obama as a candidate for the nomination of the Americans Elect platform. But I have deep respect for him as a person an...

Karzai: 'Airstrikes Could Undermine US Pact'

AP | AMIR SHAH | Posted 07.08.2012 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan — Afghanistan's president has warned that civilian casualties caused by NATO airstrikes could undermine the cooperation agree...

Pakistani Driving Truck Bomb Arrested In Afghanistan

AP | Posted 07.03.2012 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan — Afghanistan's intelligence agency prevented a large terrorist attack, arresting a Pakistani citizen driving a truck packed ...

Deadly Attack On Afghan Capital Hours After Obama Visit

AP | AMIR SHAH and CHRIS BLAKE | Posted 07.01.2012 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan — At least six people have been killed in an early morning suicide attack in the Afghan capital, the Afghan government said. ...

US And Afghanistan Finalize Agreement

AP | HEIDI VOGT | Posted 06.22.2012 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan — The U.S. and Afghanistan reached a deal Sunday on a long-delayed strategic partnership agreement that ensures Americans wil...

Karzai: US Troop Photos 'Disgusting'

AP | AMIR SHAH | Posted 06.19.2012 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan — Afghan President Hamid Karzai condemned photographs of U.S. soldiers posing with the bloodied remains of three suicide bomb...

US, NATO Prepare Afghanistan Handoff

AP | ANNE GEARAN and SLOBODAN LEKIC | Posted 06.18.2012 | World

BRUSSELS — Several NATO allies promised Wednesday to underwrite Afghanistan's armed forces after foreign troops depart, as the United States and...

Bumping Up Presidential Elections?

AP | HEIDI VOGT | Posted 06.12.2012 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan — Afghanistan's president raised the prospect Thursday of holding presidential elections a year early to avoid a potentially ...