STAFF BLOG WDAZ STORMTRACKER WEATHER Afghanistan Cold
The harsh winter weather that has hit much of Europe and Asia has also been impacting Afghanistan. This in turn has created another battle for our troops stationed there, fighting the cold and the sno... Posted on 2/22/12 at 3:34 AM
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) - Afghan and Polish officials say Taliban fighters launched a failed attack against a base that hosts troops from America and Poland, wounding seven soldiers and at least five civilians.
Marine Lance Cpl. Dale Means wasn't afraid of going to Afghanistan and saw it as an opportunity to honor his country, a family member said. Means was killed Sunday while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, the U.S. Department of Defense said Tuesday.
BAGRAM AIR FIELD, Afghanistan (AP) — On a swift, secretive trip to the war zone, President Barack Obama declared Tuesday night that after years of sacrifice the U.S. combat role in Afghanistan is winding down just as it has already ended in Iraq. "We can see the light of a new day," he said on the anniversary of Osama bin Laden's death and in the midst of his own re-election campaign.
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Robert Bales was charged on Friday with 17 counts of premeditated murder, a capital offense that could lead to the death penalty in the massacre of Afghan civilians, the U.S. military said.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Army Staff Sgt. Robert Bales will be charged with 17 counts of murder, assault and a string of other offenses in the massacre of Afghan villagers as they slept, a U.S. official said Thursday.
Lolita C. Baldor, Pauline Jelinek
, March 22, 2012
BALANDI, Afghanistan (AP) — An American soldier opened fire on villagers near his base in southern Afghanistan Sunday and killed 16 civilians, according to President Hamid Karzai, who called it an "assassination" and furiously demanded an explanation from Washington. Nine children and three women were among the dead.
FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) — Special operations forces and the CIA are girding for the moment when Afghanistan's security rests once again with them, working together with Afghan forces against the Taliban.
FOSSTON, MN (WDAZ-TV) - Family and friends said goodbye Saturday to a soldier killed in Afghanistan earlier this month. Hundreds gathered at Fosston High School to show their honor and support for the family.
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