War in Afghanistan (2001–present)

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Questions about 30 Americans killed in Afghan war

WASHINGTON (AP) — Relatives of some of the 30 U.S. troops killed when their helicopter was shot down in Afghanistan said congressional testimony from U.S. military officials on Thursday answered some, but not all, of […]

02/27/2014

Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

Dempsey worries about effects of withdrawal talk

BAGRAM AIR FIELD, Afghanistan (AP) — America’s top military officer said Wednesday that the impasse over a security agreement between the U.S. and Afghanistan is encouraging the enemy to take bold actions and could lead […]

02/26/2014

Afghan members of civil society organizations light candles during a memorial ceremony for 21 Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers in Kabul, Afghanistan, Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014. Hundreds of heavily armed Taliban insurgents attacked army checkpoints in eastern Afghanistan on Sunday, Feb. 23, officials said, killing 21 soldiers in the deadliest single incident for the Afghan army in at least a year. (AP Photo/Massoud Hossaini)

Obama tells Pentagon to plan for Afghan pullout

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has ordered the Pentagon to plan for a full American withdrawal from Afghanistan by the end of this year should the Afghan government refuse to sign a security agreement […]

02/25/2014

A U.S. soldier walks atop his armored vehicle at sunset as he prepares for a nighttime military exercise in the Kuwaiti desert south of the Iraqi border on Sunday, Dec. 22, 2002. (AP Photo/Anja Niedringhaus)

Military suicides drop; unclear why

WASHINGTON (AP) — Suicides across the military have dropped by more than 22 percent this year, defense officials said, amid an array of new programs targeting what the Defense Department calls an epidemic that took […]

11/11/2013

In this courtroom sketch, Staff Sgt. Robert Bales, left, appears before Judge Col. Jeffery Nance in a courtroom at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash. on Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2013, during a sentencing hearing in the slayings of 16 civilians killed during pre-dawn raids on two villages on March 11, 2012. (AP Photo/Peter Millett)

Jury: Life in prison for Afghanistan massacre

JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. (AP) — A military jury on Friday sentenced a U.S. soldier who massacred 16 Afghan civilians last year to life in prison without a chance of parole. The decision came in […]

08/23/2013

US Army carry team carries transfer case of US soldier killed in Afghanistan, Dover Air Force Base, Delaware. (AP Photo)

US military deaths in Afghanistan at 2,100

(The Associated Press) – As of Tuesday, June 11, 2013, at least 2,100 members of the U.S. military had died in Afghanistan as a result of the U.S.-led invasion of Afghanistan in late 2001, according […]

06/11/2013

Wreckage of US Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker, near the village of Chaldovar, Kyrgyzstan. (AP Photo)

New mother, aviator from Palmdale killed in Asia

PALMDALE (CNS) – An Air Force captain who is a new mother from Palmdale was identified by the Pentagon today as one of three airmen killed when their tanker plane crashed in Central Asia, while supporting American […]

05/05/2013

Afghanistan map with military helicopter

US military deaths in Afghanistan at 2,045

(AP) – As of Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013, at least 2,045 members of the U.S. military had died in Afghanistan as a result of the U.S.-led invasion of the country in late 2001, according to an Associated Press count.

02/19/2013

Afghan officials: Bomber kills 14 including 3 US troops

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) – Officials in Afghanistan say three U.S. troops and their Afghan translator are among at least 14 people killed by a suicide bomber on a motorcycle today. They say the bomber rammed […]

10/01/2012