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U.S. Troops Show Higher Morale, Fewer Mental Health Problems: Report

AP | PAULINE JELINEK | Posted 02.03.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. soldiers had higher morale and suffered fewer mental health problems in Afghanistan last year as they handed off more duties ...

A Death in the Family

David Laufman | Posted 06.02.2013 | Politics
David Laufman

We must instill within our society a deeper, sustainable recognition of the true costs of war and the price of service -- and to promote a genuine feeling and broader community of shared sacrifice.

Official: US Chopper Went Down In Bad Weather

AP | MIRWAIS KHAN | Posted 06.20.2012 | World

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan — A U.S. Army helicopter crashed in bad weather during a night flight in Afghanistan, and all four American crew members w...

Max J. Rosenthal

Afghanistan Base Named 'Aryan' Raises Objections From Soldiers | Max J. Rosenthal | Posted 02.13.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Following last week's embarrassing controversy involving Marines displaying a flag with what appeared to be a Nazi insignia, American an...

Marine's Top General Spends Thanksgiving In Afghanistan

AP | ROBERT BURNS | Posted 01.24.2012 | World

By ROBERT BURNS -- The Associated Press COMBAT OUTPOST HANSON, Afghanistan -- A turkey trot it was not. The U.S. Marines' top general, James Amo...

Afghanistan Holds Controversial Grand Council Meeting

AP | By RAHIM FAIEZ | Posted 01.16.2012 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan -- Insurgents fired two rockets Thursday toward a site where more than 2,000 Afghan elders are attending a national assembly to dis...

Smoke Screen: How The U.S. Military Disposes Of Garbage In Afghanistan

Guernica | J. Malcom Garcia | Posted 10.17.2011 | World

In Afghanistan, the U.S. military disposes of garbage—computers, motorbikes, TVs, shoes, even human feces—in open burn pits. Are toxic clouds from...

Army Reverses Punishment For Officers Found Responsible For Deadly Afghanistan Firefight

AP | RICHARD LARDNER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON — The Army has reversed a decision to punish three officers for command failures that led to one of the deadliest firefights for U.S....

Afghan Translators Risk Lives To Deliver Voice Of America

GlobalPost | Jean MacKenzie and Rateb Muzhda | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

FORWARD OPERATING BASE WILSON, Afghanistan -- Hamayon, a 24-year-old Afghan interpreter for the U.S. Army in Afghanistan's dangerous south, worries le...

What We Can Do To Honor This One Soldier's Death

Marcia DeSanctis | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Marcia DeSanctis

Throughout the history of war in this country, fallen soldiers have returned home to be buried, and then honored by ordinary Americans every Memorial ...

U.S. Troops In Afghanistan Run To Remember 9/11

AP | HEIDI VOGT | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan — Many of the troops at this sprawling U.S. air base were in their mid-teens when they watched the planes hit the W...

Gates: It's Not Time To Leave Afghanistan

AP | LARA JAKES and PAULINE JELINEK | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON — Facing eroding public support for the war in Afghanistan, the Pentagon chief said Thursday that the Obama administration's effort i...