Gun fire hits the Pentagon; building is temporarily locked down. And, after her husband –a Taliban member- sliced off her nose, Alisha now has a new face and a new life.
Pentagon officials say that gunfire hit the Pentagon building this morning and are investigating parts of adjacent I-395 that face the south entrance. An 11:30am press briefing is scheduled with the Pentagon Force Protection Agency.
Army brass last week declared a triumph over the diagnostic mystery of traumatic brain injuries, hyping a simple new blood test they say can detect mild forms of the injury — catching the trauma before it becomes more severe; before telltale symptoms manifest; or before troops sustain a second concussion. But with a dearth of supporting data and a history of failed research efforts, top military medical leaders might want to hold off on unfurling their victory banners.
COMBAT OUTPOST DURANI, AFGHANISTAN (CNN) — The armed Black Hawk helicopter lands along an open road in a remote valley. A small group of U.S. soldiers from the 173rd Airborne Brigade kneel in the underbrush, weapons ready. They secure the landing zone for the less than one minute the chopper will be on the ground as we jump out quickly.
Aisha was 19 years old when CNN first told her story – a survivor of persistent abuse. Her husband — a member of the Taliban — sliced off her nose and ears after a Taliban court in Oruzgan ruled she had brought shame to the family by running away. Now, she unveils her new nose and begins a new life in America.
The Pentagon scoured through an Iraq war database Monday to prepare for potential fallout from an expected release by WikiLeaks of some 400,000 secret military reports.
Kabul, Afghanistan (CNN) — Osama bin Laden and his deputy Ayman al-Zawahiri are believed to be hiding close to each other in houses in northwest Pakistan, but are not together, a senior NATO official said.
NEW YORK — The U.S. government has recognized the World War II architect of a mission to rescue more than 500 U.S. bomber fliers shot down over Nazi-occupied Serbia — the largest air rescue of Americans behind enemy lines in any war.
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Ballots from about 10 percent of voting centers in last month’s parliamentary election have been disqualified by fraud, Afghan election officials said Monday in a move likely to affect results in a number of volatile provinces.
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The NATO coalition said Monday that Afghan and international forces have choked insurgent supply routes in some parts of Afghanistan, prompting militants to extort money from citizens to keep their operations sufficiently supplied.
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