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Wednesday, July 31, 2013
Tuesday, July 30, 2013
Wednesday, July 24, 2013
Tuesday, July 23, 2013
Thursday, July 04, 2013
This report is part of "Those Who Serve," an occasional series that looks at those who wear the military uniform during a time of war.
It's early afternoon at a small outpost in eastern Afghanistan, and U.S. Army Sgt. Chris Cunningham, with the 10th Mountain Division, heads into a long, ...
Wednesday, July 03, 2013
Tuesday, June 18, 2013
Friday, June 14, 2013
The Afghan farmer in Panjwai District, outside the southern city of Kandahar, is finally fed up with the Taliban.
His name is Abdullah Razik. He's slight, with a trim beard and a dark green shirt that falls below his knees.
The Taliban plant roadside bombs in his fields, he says, ...
Tuesday, June 04, 2013
There's just a sliver of light in the eastern sky as the patrol leaves the American compound through a thick metal door.
They scamper across Highway 2, a narrow asphalt road that leads to Kabul, just an hour's drive away — if not for the war. They cross an old ...
Tuesday, June 04, 2013
Thursday, May 30, 2013
As the American military winds down its efforts in Afghanistan, grand plans for nation building are giving way to limited, practical steps: building up the Afghan forces and denying the Taliban key terrain, especially the approaches to Kabul.
About an hour south of the capital Kabul, one Green Beret team ...
Monday, May 27, 2013
At Bagram Air Force Base in Afghanistan, Staff Sgt. Michael Johnson exercises under a long, steel framework set on a wooden platform. It looks like a giant jungle gym. Above his head are pull-up bars and rings. A climbing rope is off to one side.
It's here where he and ...
Wednesday, May 08, 2013
Friday, May 03, 2013
Editor's note: In a story earlier this week, we met Celeste Corcoran, one of nearly two dozen people who lost limbs in the April 15 Boston bombing. Corcoran told NPR's Richard Knox that a hospital visit from two Marines who lost legs in Afghanistan had given her hope. "After ...
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
A suspected drug kingpin from the tiny West African nation of Guinea-Bissau was captured on the high seas by agents from the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency earlier this month, brought to Manhattan and is now awaiting trial.
The dramatic sting operation sheds light on what officials say is a growing ...
Friday, April 26, 2013
Friday, April 05, 2013
Wednesday, April 03, 2013
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, in his first major policy speech, laid out Wednesday how to deal with threats in an era of tight defense budgets.
Hagel has ordered the Pentagon to take a hard look at how many soldiers and sailors it needs and what types of weapons it ...
Thursday, March 28, 2013
Monday, March 25, 2013
When the Pentagon said earlier this year that it would open ground combat jobs to women, it was cast in terms of giving women equal opportunities in the workplace — the military workplace.
But the move has practical considerations, too. The military needs qualified people to fill its ranks, and ...