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Officials: Afghan president to overhaul security

Officials: Afghan president to overhaul securityFacing an intensified Taliban insurgency, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani plans to fire senior civilian and military leaders in the country's most volatile provinces to reinvigorate the battle against militants, officials have told The Associated Press.
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  • 2 weeks, 3 days ago
Crime

Ex-Army lieutenant seeks clemency in killing of 2 Afghans

Ex-Army lieutenant seeks clemency in killing of 2 AfghansA lieutenant with the 82nd Airborne Division serving a 20-year prison sentence for the killings of two people in Afghanistan is asking for clemency from his commander.
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  • 2 weeks, 3 days ago
World

British national among 5 killed in Afghan suicide attack

British national among 5 killed in Afghan suicide attackA suicide bomber attacked a British embassy vehicle in the Afghan capital Kabul on Thursday, killing at least five civilians
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  • 3 weeks ago
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Cpl. Rob Richards discusses being wounded

Cpl. Rob Richards discusses being woundedFormer sniper Cpl. Rob Richards discusses being wounded in Marjah in 2010, recovering and returning to Afghanistan
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  • 3 weeks, 1 day ago
Maryland

Mourning an American hero: ‘He was straight-up military’

Mourning an American hero: ‘He was straight-up military’Hear the last answering machine message left for his mother by Sgt. Major Wardell Turner, a Nanticoke, Md., native killed in a Nov. 24 bomb attack in Kabul, Afghanistan.
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  • 3 weeks, 1 day ago
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DoD IDs sergeant major, specialist killed in Afghanistan

DoD IDs sergeant major, specialist killed in AfghanistanCommand Sgt. Maj. Wardell Turrner and Spc. Joseph Riley were killed Monday in Afghanistan.
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  • 2 weeks, 6 days ago
Pentagon

New, expanded rules for U.S. combat in Afghanistan in 2015

New, expanded rules for U.S. combat in Afghanistan in 2015New rules for the 9,800 U.S. troops remaining in Afghanistan next year will allow commanders to order air strikes or night raids on Taliban forces who pose a significant threat to the Afghan government, defense officials said. The rules came in an order recently...
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  • 3 weeks, 1 day ago
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Suicide bomber kills at least 50 Afghans at volleyball tournament

Suicide bomber kills at least 50 Afghans at volleyball tournamentA suicide bomber blew himself up at a volleyball tournament in eastern Afghanistan on Sunday, killing at least 45 people in the country's deadliest terrorist attack this year, officials said.
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  • 3 weeks, 3 days ago