BAGHDAD — The White House is offering to keep up to 10,000 troops in Iraq next year, U.S. officials say, despite opposition from many Iraqis and key Democratic Party allies who demand that President Obama bring home the American military as promised.
A U.S. Army general Wednesday approved a possible death penalty in the future military trial of Maj. Nidal Hasan, the American Muslim accused of killing 13 people at Fort Hood, Texas, in 2009.
WASHINGTON — The White House says that families of servicemembers who commit suicide are now getting condolence letters from the president just as families of troops who die in other ways do.
A very small number of Americans are now serving in the military — less than 1 percent. Some are looking for direction; others are inspired by a sense of patriotism or by a family member who served in an earlier war. In the series Who Serves, NPR looks at those who have made a decision few others today have — to fight in America’s wars.
After reviewing Pentagon-sponsored studies, three scientists stated the Pentagon has skewed the results of the respiratory probes and is falsely claiming research shows that dust in Iraq and Afghansitan pose no health risks to deployed troops, according to USA Today.
WASHINGTON — Time is running out to fix problems with new GI Bill payments for next semester.
KABUL, Afghanistan — The outgoing commander of U.S. and NATO forces in Afghanistan has said that the focus of the war will shift in coming months from Taliban strongholds in the south to the eastern border with Pakistan where insurgents closest to al-Qaida and other militants hold sway.
BAGHDAD — Double blasts from a car bomb and a roadside bombing at a parking lot outside a city council building north of Baghdad killed at least 35 people on Tuesday, Iraqi police and hospital officials said.
MARINE CORPS BASE QUANTICO, Va. — Marines have a new enemy in their sights. They have beards, AK-47s and Afghan Pakul hats, but they aren’t the Taliban — they’re Tali-bots.
Just after dawn one day last month, Sgt. Jon Moulder led his patrol of Marines out of Combat Outpost Reilly — basically a collection of tents and sandbags and razor wire — and headed down a dusty road in Afghanistan’s Helmand province.
Two stray dogs in Afghanistan that found comfort and companionship with a company of U.S. Army soldiers at a remote firebase are poised to leave the war zone behind. As the troops get set to return home, their spouses have raised nearly $6,000 to fly the dogs to the United States.
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