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US use of Afghan burn pits called unhealthy

KABUL, Afghanistan - A federal watchdog agency says the U.S. military is endangering the health of troops and civilians working at the main Marine Corps base in Afghanistan by burning solid waste in open pits even as two of the base's four incinerators - built for $11.5 million - go unused a…

July 18, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Senators: Talks must be restarted soon on US support for Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan - Quickly rebooting stalled negotiations with the government of Afghan President Hamid Karzai on a long-term agreement for a U.S. military presence in Afghanistan is crucial to maintaining stability in the war-torn country, U.S. Sens. John McCain and Lindsey Graham said Th…

July 05, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
As Afghan forces take lead, US troop deaths reach a 5-year low

As Afghan forces take lead, US troop deaths reach a 5-year low

KABUL, Afghanistan - The shift to Afghan security forces leading in combat and the ongoing reduction of U.S. troops here drove American combat deaths to their lowest number in five years for the first half of 2013.

July 01, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Tilt-rotor Osprey aircraft wins fans in Afghanistan

Tilt-rotor Osprey aircraft wins fans in Afghanistan

CAMP BASTION, Afghanistan - Almost four years after the MV-22 Osprey arrived in Afghanistan, trailing a reputation as dangerous and hard to maintain, the U.S. Marines Corps finally has had an opportunity to test the controversial hybrid aircraft in real war conditions. The reviews are startl…

May 14, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Karzai: US can have 9 Afghan bases after 2014

Karzai: US can have 9 Afghan bases after 2014

Soldiers build a meeting room by their unit headquarters on Forward Operating Base Apache near Qalat, Afghanistan. Other bases are closed and troops are moving to Apache.

May 10, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Drone cargo choppers prove their weight in Afghan test

Drone cargo choppers prove their weight in Afghan test

CAMP BASTION, Afghanistan - In January a small group of U.S. Marines at a remote base near the village of Shurakay in northern Helmand province was running low on ammunition after fighting fiercely for days. The road in was too dangerous for a resupply convoy, and there were so many Taliban …

May 07, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

'Grandmother of Afghanistan,' a foreigner, may end her iconic role

KABUL, Afghanistan - After more than half a century of helping Afghans preserve their history and culture and improve their lives, Nancy Hatch Dupree's extraordinary run in Afghanistan might be ending.

April 21, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Americans killed by suicide bomb were on foot, lost

Americans killed by suicide bomb were on foot, lost

KABUL, Afghanistan - A promising young U.S. Foreign Service officer, three American soldiers and a civilian government contractor who were killed Saturday in a suicide bombing in Afghanistan probably wouldn't have been close to the blast if they hadn't gotten lost while walking to the school…

April 11, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Afghan suicide blast kills 5 Americans

Afghan suicide blast kills 5 Americans

KABUL, Afghanistan - Five Americans were killed when a bomb targeted a convoy in southern Afghanistan on Saturday in the deadliest single combat incident for U.S. citizens this year.

April 07, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Change of US commanders in Kabul heralds withdrawal

KABUL, Afghanistan - Inside the heavily secured headquarters of the NATO-led forces here, the man who could be the last commander of America's longest war will officially take charge today of U.S. and NATO forces in Afghanistan.

February 10, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

1 million vets sought to give DNA for huge VA medical database

DURHAM, N.C. - The procedure that could, in a way, make Master Sgt. Clarence Gray immortal was quick, simple and mundane.

February 12, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
Bang! Arrrr! And Blackbeard's anchor sees daylight once again

Bang! Arrrr! And Blackbeard's anchor sees daylight once again

ABOARD THE R/V DAN MOORE - The tensest moment came as a hydraulic crane lifted the massive anchor from Blackbeard's flagship clear of the sea for the first time since the Queen Anne's Revenge sank nearly 300 years ago.

May 28, 2011 12:00 amLoading…

Marines take 'fire' in remote camp

FORWARD OPERATING BASE HASSANABAD, Afghanistan - Just getting the ingredients for Golf Company's one-day-early Thanksgiving dinner was a military operation.

November 26, 2009 12:00 amLoading…

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