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Marines Hold 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony in Afghanistan

Amanda Saunders | Posted 11.11.2014 | Impact
Amanda Saunders

Today, Americans all over the country pay tribute and remember those whose lives were lost on September 11th, 2001. Earlier this morning Marines, sailors and other coalition forces still deployed to Afghanistan did the same.

Marine Involved In Controversial Video Found Dead

The Huffington Post | David McCabe | Posted 08.14.2014 | Politics

A 28-year-old Marine shown in a 2011 video urinating on the corpses of Taliban insurgents was found dead Wednesday. His lawyer said the death didn't a...

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.

Shots of War: Photojournalist's Striking Images Offer Rare Look at the War in Afghanistan

Greg Archer | Posted 12.26.2012 | World
Greg Archer

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The Afghanistan War: Grim Milestones and Ominous Trends

Dorian de Wind | Posted 10.22.2012 | World
Dorian de Wind

Milestones are significant events in our personal lives, in projects and in war and peace. Generally we celebrate those milestones but sometimes they...

Sitting Judgment on Our Troops: Photo Controversies and the Media

Andrew Lubin | Posted 06.26.2012 | Media
Andrew Lubin

But in today's highly politicized world the newspapers can't win: If they publish, they're called anti-American defeatists, yet if they don't publish they're complicit in a cover-up and tools of the Pentagon.

Afghan Colonel: 'Sense Of Hatred Is Growing Rapidly'

New York Times | Posted 01.20.2012 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan — American and other coalition forces here are being killed in increasing numbers by the very Afghan soldiers they fight alongsid...

John Rudolf

WATCH: U.S. Marines Appear To Urinate On Taliban Corpses

HuffingtonPost.com | John Rudolf | Posted 02.15.2012 | World

Pentagon officials vowed Wednesday that a video posted online that appears to show U.S. Marines in Afghanistan urinating on dead Taliban fighters will...

WATCH: Marine In Afghanistan Sings Heartbreaking Christmas Song For His Wife

Posted 12.05.2011 | Politics

The holiday season can be a particularly difficult time for U.S. troops and their families. Master Sgt. Robert Allen, a member of Marine Wing Support ...

Marines Don't Love the Smell of AXE in the Morning (or Ever)

Oscar Raymundo | Posted 11.13.2011 | San Francisco
Oscar Raymundo

Last year when my friend John returned home after a yearlong stint in Afghanistan, I noticed there was something different about him. Yes, he still jo...

9/11 Took A Generation From Classrooms To War

AP | By CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA | Posted 11.11.2011 | Education

By CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA, Associated Press PATROL BASE FULOD, Afghanistan -- The U.S. Marine swings his metal detector, scanning debris, rocks and sw...

PHOTOS: Taliban Graffiti Found On U.S. Marine Headquarters' Walls in Afghanistan

Posted 09.28.2011 | World

Some unusual graffiti has been revealed on the walls of a U.S. Marines Battalion Command Headquarters in Afghanistan. As the Associated Press note...

Michael McLaughlin

Bad Sign: Homeowners Assoc. Sues Parents To Remove Banner Supporting Son In Marines

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McLaughlin | Posted 09.26.2011 | Weird News

It hasn't been a banner year for the Burr family of Louisiana, and now they are being sued by their homeowners association for flying a frontyard sign...

Marines Await Taliban Move In Deadly Afghanistan Valley

AP | SEBASTIAN ABBOT | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

SANGIN, Afghanistan — The cacophony of gunfire and bombing that dominated this southern river valley in the fall has dropped to a whisper, but U...

U.S. Troops Fight Afghan Opium Farming

McClatchy | Dion Nissenbaum | McClatchy Newspapers | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

MARJAH, Afghanistan -- U.S. Marine Sgt. Brad Vandehei stood on the edge of the small opium poppy field that serves as a central helicopter landing zon...

Film Review: The Western Front

Stewart Nusbaumer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Stewart Nusbaumer

There is now a superb film that picks apart what we did wrong in Iraq and what our military did right: The Western Front.

Afghanistan: Marines Rough It In Helmand Province

newsobserver.com | By CHUCK LIDDY | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Helmand Province, Afghanistan -- It's not even officially winter here at FOB Hassanabad, yet temperatures routinely fall below freezing at night....

US Marines Launch Large Offensive In Afghanistan

AP | ALFRED de MONTESQUIOU | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

KABUL — U.S. Marines swooped down behind Taliban lines in helicopters and Osprey aircraft Friday in the first offensive since President Barack O...

2 US Marines Die In Afghanistan Bomb Blasts

AP | JASON STRAZIUSO | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

KABUL — A bomb blast killed two U.S. Marines in Afghanistan's dangerous south, where thousands of American troops have deployed in a massive ope...

The Freeing of Afghan Poppies

Stewart Nusbaumer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Stewart Nusbaumer

For years we have been hearing about a crop eradication program that does not exist. How many more years will it be before we hear about a crop substitution program that could exist?

US Marines Push Deeper Into Southern Afghan Towns

AP | JASON STRAZIUSO and CHRIS BRUMMITT | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

NAWA, Afghanistan _ U.S. Marines pushed deeper into Taliban areas of southern Afghanistan on Friday, seeking to cut insurgent supply lines and win ove...

U.S. Marines Launch Major Operation In Afghanistan

AP | JASON STRAZIUSO | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

NAWA, Afghanistan — Thousands of U.S. Marines and hundreds of Afghan troops poured into Taliban-infested villages of southern Afghanistan with a...

7,000 US Marines Patrolling Southern Afghan Desert

AP | CHRIS BRUMMITT | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

CAMP LEATHERNECK, Afghanistan — Teams of builders worked through dust storms Monday to expand a base for a brigade of U.S. Marines now fanning o...

Marines Plan Afghanistan Troop Redeployment

Los Angeles Times | Tony Perry | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Reporting from Marine Headquarters At Al Asad, Iraq -- Marine Corps leaders are devising a plan to send thousands of additional combat troops to Afgha...

Cindy McCain's Attack On Obama's Record Offends Military Spouses

Diane Tucker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Diane Tucker

"It ruffles our feathers when someone claims that Barack Obama doesn't support the troops, because the Obamas have gone out of their way to understand the military, its families, and its veterans."