STAFF BLOG THE N.D. CAPITOL AND BEYOND Sept. 11 ceremony honors ND soldiers
BISMARCKThree North Dakotans killed in action in Iraq and Afghanistan will be honored this weekend as their names are added to the North Dakota Memorial to the Fallen in the Global War on Terrorism.
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NASCAR DAD Mike "Mac" McNamara Bombs KNOX ?
Did Mac abandon KNOX and Grand Forks for war games in Afghanistan ? Tu-Uyen Tran thinks so in recent GF Herald article and blog postings. Is it running a combat info center? Like county emergen... Posted on 7/10/10 at 1:25 PM
Insurgents killed six police officers at a checkpoint and a suicide bomber killed three civilians at a shopping bazaar in separate attacks Sunday in eastern Afghanistan, while an independent security group warned 2013 is on track to be one of the most violent years of the war.
KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (AP) — Militants killed six Americans, including a young female diplomat, and an Afghan doctor Saturday in a pair of attacks in Afghanistan on Saturday. It was the deadliest day for the United States in the war in eight months.
KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (AP) — Six American troops and civilians and an Afghan doctor were killed in attacks on Saturday in southern and eastern Afghanistan as the U.S. military's top officer began a weekend visit to the country, officials said.
Mirwais Khan, Associated Press
, April 06, 2013
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghan special forces took control of part of a troubled province bordering Kabul from U.S. troops on Saturday, ending a weeks-long dispute over abuse allegations that prompted Afghan President Hamid Karzai to order all American forces out of the area.
Kimberly Dozier, AP Intelligence Writer
, March 30, 2013
U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said he believes U.S. officials will be able to work things out with Afghan leaders who have ordered special operations forces out of Wardak province, even as commandos face a Monday deadline to leave.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's decision to bring home within a year about half of the 66,000 U.S. troops now in Afghanistan will shrink the force to the size he found it when he entered the White House vowing to reinvigorate a stalemated war.
Julie Pace and Robert Burns, Associated Press
, February 12, 2013
An Afghan policewoman walked into a high-security compound in Kabul Monday and killed an American contractor with a single bullet to the chest, the first such shooting by a woman in a spate of insider attacks by Afghans against their foreign allies.
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — U.S. commanders are offering glowing reviews of their 2012 war campaign, upbeat assessments that could be interpreted as leeway for President Barack Obama to order another round of troop withdrawals next summer.
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Taliban suicide bombers assaulted a joint U.S.-Afghan air base in eastern Afghanistan early Sunday, detonating explosives at the gate and sparking a gunbattle that lasted at least two hours with American helicopters firing down at militants before the attackers were defeated.
Stories of the massacre came, one by one, over a live video link from Afghanistan into a military courtroom outside Seattle: torched bodies, a son finding his wounded father, boys cowering behind a curtain while others screamed “We are children! We are children!”
JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD, Wash. (AP) — A U.S. agent who investigated the massacre of 16 civilians in southern Afghanistan earlier this year recounted the livid reaction from local villagers and said Wednesday that it was weeks before American forces could visit the crime scenes less than a mile from a remote base.
Gene Johnson, Associated Press
, November 07, 2012
JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD, Wash. (AP) — Staff Sgt. Robert Bales was largely calm and compliant when he turned himself in following a predawn massacre at two Afghan villages in March, witnesses testified Tuesday. He followed orders, sometimes sat with his head in his hands, and at one point cracked a joke in a failed effort to ease tension.
Gene Johnson, Associated Press
, November 06, 2012
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