Helmand Province

A member of the Afghan National Army displays an Afghan flag from a porthole in a C-130 transport aircraft at the Afghan Air Force Base, Kabul, Afghanistan, Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)

Afghans take delivery of US transport planes

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan took delivery on Wednesday of two C-130 transport aircraft from the United States, part of an effort to give the country’s military the ability to better fight insurgents around the […]

10/09/2013

U.S. Marine Corps seal. (AP Photo)

17 punished for placing sex ads while deployed

LOS ANGELES (AP) – The Marine Corps says 17 people have been punished for placing ads on the Internet seeking sex while they were deployed to Afghanistan. The Los Angeles Times reports Saturday those punished […]

08/18/2013

US Marine Sgt. William Soutra Jr. wears the Navy Cross during a ceremony at Camp Pendleton. (AP photo)

Marine special operations team members honored

CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. (AP) — Navy Secretary Ray Mabus on Monday honored four members of a Marine special operations team in a rare public ceremony for those who have served in the covert forces.

12/03/2012

Taliban leader says insider attacks will increase

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) – The Taliban’s reclusive leader says insurgents will increase the number of insider attacks against coalition and Afghan forces, which have resulted in the deaths of at least 52 coalition troops so […]

10/24/2012