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2 hrs ago | The Olympian

Army "VIP culture" led to parachute accident that killed former JBLM officer

The former Joint Base Lewis-McChord officer who died in a September accident was not ready to jump with a new kind of parachute when he attempted his first airborne drill in four years, according to an Army investigation obtained by The News Tribune.

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Related Topix: US Military, Fort Bragg, US Army, US News, US Air Force, Fort Bragg, NC, World News,

6 hrs ago | KRVN-AM Lexington

After Vicious Attack, Afghan Woman Rebounds with Support of US Family

Bibi, the young Afghan woman whose nose and ears were cut off by her husband, is still healing inside and out but speaks English and calls the United States home.

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Related Topix: Asia, World News, West Hills, CA

7 hrs ago | The Baltimore Sun

Game of thrones: Afghan leadership vacuum raises summit questions

Who, if anyone, will represent Afghanistan at next month's NATO summit is becoming an increasingly pressing and awkward question for the alliance, as it seeks to withdraw most of its troops and bring a long and deadly engagement closer to completion.

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Related Topix: World News, Asia, NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization), Hamid Karzai

9 hrs ago | This is Wiltshire

Blood disorder kills Colerne soldier who survived bomb blast and tackled Taliban fighter

A Colerne-based soldier who survived a bomb blast and tackled a Taliban fighter while serving in Afghanistan has died from a rare blood disorder.

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13 hrs ago | Andover Advertiser

Chief hails UK's Afghan campaign

Britain could not have expected a "stronger, more committed, or more courageous" performance from its troops in Afghanistan, the head of the army has said.

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16 hrs ago | The Washington Post

Afghan electoral officials to restart vote audit

Afghan officials say they'll resume an audit of the presidential election this weekend after resolving disputes between the candidates over how to disqualify ballots amid allegations of massive fraud.

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18 hrs ago | Newkerala.com

25 militants killed in operations in Afghanistan

At least 25 militants were killed by Afghan police along with the army, during a series of operations across the country, an interior ministry statement said Thursday.

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22 hrs ago | Ledger-Enquirer.com

Film 'Korengal' explores soldier life in Afghanistan

Four years after the documentary "Restrepo" focused on American soldiers fighting in a dangerous valley of northeast Afghanistan, a new film "Korengal, This Is What War Feels Like," opens Friday in Columbus and Fort Benning.

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Related Topix: World News, Asia, Restrepo, US Military, Fort Benning, US Army, Chattahoochee County, GA, Fort Benning, GA, Columbus, GA, Muscogee County, GA,

Wed Jul 30, 2014

Examiner.com

Honoring Our Veterans crochet afghans for those who serve and their families

Show you care in a special way honoring a veteran or a member of the armed forces by crocheting a beautiful afghan to keep them warm and remind them at home.

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Related Topix: Life, Crochet, Hobbies, Asia, World News

Foreign Policy

The United States Has Outspent the Marshall Plan To Rebuild Afghanistan

In June of 1947, Secretary of State George Marshall delivered a wholly unexpected commencement speech to the newly minted graduates of Harvard University.

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Related Topix: World News, Asia, Harvard University, Agriculture, Science

World Magazine

Globe Trot: Taliban gains ground in Afghanistan

AFGHANISTAN: World events are moving Western focus elsewhere, and a Taliban advance is going unreported with U.S. forces in decline and an election crisis threatening government stability.

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Related Topix: World News, Asia, Immigration Reform, Hamid Karzai, Liberia, Africa, Israel, Middle East

Brandon Sun

Officials: Pakistani troops foil militant attack on Afghan border post, kill 6 militants

Pakistani security forces in a troubled northwestern tribal region foiled an overnight cross-border attack from Afghanistan, killing six militants, two military officials said Wednesday.

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WTAE-TV Pittsburgh

Bergdahl to be questioned soon about capture

Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl could meet next week with the general who's looking into how the now-freed prisoner of war was captured by the Taliban in 2009, his attorney said.

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Marine Corps Times

Afghan quick reaction force slowed by logistics failures

A specially trained and equipped Afghan Army quick reaction force is in danger of having its vehicles fall into disrepair, and its soldiers miss out on training due to an inability to supply much-need spare parts and training, a Congressionally-mandated watchdog organization has found.

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Tue Jul 29, 2014

St. Petersburg Times

Suicide bomber kills cousin of president in Afghanistan

Hashmat Khalil Karzai, a cousin of Afghan President Hamid Karzai and a powerful supporter of the presidential candidate Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai, was killed by a suicide bomber in southern Afghanistan on Tuesday as he greeted well-wishers at his home, government officials and a witness said.

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DNAinfo.com

New Dorp Street Renamed for Soldier Killed in Afghanistan

A soldier who died in Afghanistan while saving the life of a Polish serviceman has had the Staten Island street he lived on renamed in his honor.

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ABC News

House Panel Condemns Obama for Prisoner Swap

A House panel has voted to condemn President Barack Obama for the May swap of five Taliban leaders for Army Sgt.

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The Las Vegas Sun

US military deaths in Afghanistan at 2,197

As of Tuesday, July 29, 2014, at least 2,197 members of the U.S. military had died in Afghanistan as a result of the U.S.-led invasion of Afghanistan in late 2001, according to an Associated Press count.

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Bradenton.com

Lost in Afghanistan: U.S. can't track weapons it sends

John F. Sipko, the U.S. special inspector general for Afghanistan reconstruction, found in a report released Monday that shoddy record-keeping by the Defense Department, the Afghan National Army and the Afghan National Police has contributed to the failure to track the small arms.

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WLNE-TV Providence

Suicide bomber kills Afghan president's cousin

Authorities say a sex-assault suspect got in a shootout with law enforcement in New York City that wounded the suspect, two federal marshals and a police officer.

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