WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Friday declared an end to the Iraq war, one of the longest and most divisive conflicts in U.S. history, announcing that all American troops would be withdrawn from the country by year's end.
An Army sergeant based at Fort Stewart was sentenced Wednesday to life in a military prison without parole for shooting and killing his infantry squad leader and another U.S. soldier in Iraq after they criticized him for poor performance.
Five American troops serving as advisers to Iraqi security police in eastern Baghdad were killed Monday when rockets slammed into the compound where they lived. The deaths were the largest single-day loss of life for American forces in two years.
It was a big climate change for a group of soldiers returning to Grand Forks from Iraq, Tuesday. But nobody was complaining.
Since July 13, members of the Grand Forks Air Force base security force have been on a mission at a military base in Iraq.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — U.S. military authorities on Wednesday were investigating the death of a Minnesota guardsman injured in a noncombat-related incident in Iraq, and his family in Coon Rapids was waiting for answers.
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