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Oct 28, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Via ARMY TIMES: About 200 soldiers from the 3rd Infantry Division headquarters will deploy to Afghanistan in November, officials announced Tuesday. Once deployed, the soldiers from Fort Stewart, Georgia, will assume their role as the U.S. Forces Afghanistan National Security Element. The deployment will include a supporting element in Qatar and a liaison in Kuwait, according to ...

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Oct 26, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Camp Leatherneck , the Corps' last remaining base in Afghanistan, was transferred to the Afghan National Army on Sunday. (Cpl. Meredith Brown / Marine Corps) Via Military Times: Marines in Afghanistan handed over the Corps’ last remaining base there to Afghan National Army troops Sunday, marking the official end of the service’s primary work in support of ...

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Oct 17, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

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Oct 16, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

A Taliban sniper managed to get a non-fatal headshot on a Marine's helmet while the Marines were conducting a joint helicopter raid in the Now Zad district, Helmand Province in 2013.

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Oct 13, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

U.S. troops remove a damaged vehicle, which was hit by a suicide attack, in Kabul October 13, 2014. A suicide car bomber rammed a foreign convoy along a major road out of Afghanistan's capital Kabul early on Monday, killing at least one person, authorities said. (REUTERS/Omar Sobhani) (Reuters) - A suicide car bomber rammed a NATO ...

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Oct 4, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

They were the first U.S. soldiers to set foot in this remote corner of Logar province in more than three years. Deployed to support an Afghan battalion, they did not intend to engage in combat. The Taliban, however, had other plans for them. “Our role wasn’t really to fight,” said Lt. Graham Hennig, a platoon ...

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Sep 29, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Via FOX NEWS: Newly inaugurated Afghan President Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai is expected to sign a vital security deal Tuesday to allow American soldiers to remain in the country past the end of the year, officials say. A senior Defense Department official confirmed to Fox News that the new president will sign the Bilateral Security Agreement allowing ...

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Sep 23, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Via FUNKER530: The cameraman had this to say to after submitting the footage to FUNKER530: This patrol was a relief in place and I was on point leading the new guys in for the RIP. We hadn't taken much contact in this area, and it was generally considered a "safe" zone in Logar Province. We patrolled the area ...

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Sep 17, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Excerpted from Military Times: A MARSOC Marine was killed in Afghanistan this week in an apparent insider attack. Sgt. Charles C. Strong, 28, of Suffolk, Virginia, was killed Sept. 15, in Herat province, a spokesman for Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command confirmed. Strong was a critical skills operator attached to 2nd Marine Special Operations Battalion, ...

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Sep 9, 2014 No Comments ›› Jake Hammer

Excerpted from The Hill: The House passed a resolution on Tuesday condemning the Obama administration for not giving Congress advance notice of the exchange of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl for five Taliban prisoners. The measure passed largely along party lines in a 249-163 vote, but 22 Democrats broke ranks to rebuke the president, with just ...

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Sep 8, 2014 No Comments ›› Jake Hammer

Excerpted from The Independent: A court in Afghanistan has sentenced to death seven men for the gang-rape and robbery of a group of women in a crime that stunned the nation. Police said a large group of men, some of them wearing police uniforms and others armed with automatic weapons, stopped the women as they were ...

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Aug 21, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Excerpted from FREE BEACON: The Obama administration violated federal law when it released five senior Taliban leaders from prison without notifying Congress, as is legally mandated, according to an investigation by the Government Accountability Office (GAO). The GAO concluded in a report issued Thursday that the Obama administration failed to provide proper notification of the Taliban ...

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Aug 18, 2014 No Comments ›› Infidel Alie

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Aug 13, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from The Hill: Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl’s former platoon mates are shopping proposals for a book and movie that are sharply critical of the one-time Afghan prisoner of war, Yahoo News reports. One book proposal depicts Bergdahl as a "premeditated" deserter who "put all of our lives in danger." The account also questions whether he ...

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Aug 11, 2014 No Comments ›› Infidel Alie

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Aug 7, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Aug. 7: An Army carry team transfers the remains of Army Maj. Gen. Harold Greene at Dover Air Force Base, Del.AP DOVER, Del. – The body of a two-star general killed in an Afghan "insider attack" has arrived at Dover Air Force Base in Delaware. A C-17 cargo plane carrying the body of Harold Greene landed ...

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Aug 6, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

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Aug 5, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Excerpted from FOX NEWS: A man in an Afghan Army uniform opened fire Tuesday at a military base, killing a U.S. general and wounding 15 people, among them a German brigadier general and a number of Americans troops. U.S. officials identified the murdered American late Tuesday as Maj. Gen. Harold Greene. Greene was the highest-ranked American ...

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Aug 5, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

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Aug 5, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Excerpted from WASHINGTON TIMES: In a pointed assessment, an Army colonel advising the National Security Council says one of the Taliban prisoners released in the Obama administration’s deal to free Army Sgt. Bowe Berghdal is a “psychopath” who poses a “danger to fellow Afghans.” Army Col. Mark Mitchell, director for counterterrorism at the National Security Council, ...

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Aug 5, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from the New York Times: A United States Army major general was killed on Tuesday by an Afghan soldier, shot at close range at a military training academy on the outskirts of Kabul, officials of the American-led coalition said Tuesday. The officer was the highest-ranking member of the American military to die in ...

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Aug 5, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

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Aug 3, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

WASHINGTON – The Army says it will soon notify 550 majors that they must leave the service by next spring as part of a budget-driven downsizing of the service. Some of those soldiers will get the bad news while they are on the front lines in Afghanistan. Gen. John Campbell says notifying troops on the warfront ...

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Jul 30, 2014 No Comments ›› Jake Hammer

(Reuters) - Freed U.S. prisoner-of-war Bowe Bergdahl is expected to submit to questioning next week by the U.S. Army general probing the circumstances that led to the his 2009 capture by the Taliban, Bergdahl's attorney said on Tuesday. Bergdahl, an Army sergeant, was introduced to the investigating officer, Major General Kenneth R. Dahl, and is expected ...

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Jul 28, 2014 No Comments ›› Infidel Alie

Excerpted from FOX NEWS: The Pentagon has been unable to locate more than 40 percent of the firearms it has provided to Afghan security forces at a cost of $626 million, according to a report by a government oversight agency due to be made public Monday. The report by the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction ...

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