Afghanistan

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Terror Plotter Padilla Gets New 21-Year Sentence

Convicted terrorism plotter Jose Padilla was handed a new prison sentence Tuesday of 21 years after a federal appeals court ruled his original 17-year sentence was too lenient.

09/09/2014

An American Army soldier begins a mission with a Belgian Malinois bomb-sniffing dog. (Getty Images)

Military Bomb Sniffing Dog Retires With Full Military Honors

Eddie sniffed out IEDs and other explosives during a five-year stint in Afghanistan, he will be reunited with his first handler.

04/11/2014

747 cargo aircraft (photo: FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP/Getty Images)

VIDEO: Cargo Plane Crash Near Kabul, Afghanistan Caught On Camera

Amateur video has surfaced of a very scary plane crash just north of Bagram Air Base near Kabul, Afghanistan earlier this week. The civilian cargo plane appears to be taking off when suddenly it stalls […]

CBS Tampa–04/30/2013

Commander, International Security and Assistance Force (ISAF) U.S. Marine Corp. Gen. John Allen speaks to the media in the Pentagon Briefing room, on May 23, 2012 in Arlington, Va. (credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

CBS News: Petraeus Mistress Warned Gen. Allen That Kelley Was ‘A Seductress’

Sources tell CBS News that David Petraeus’ mistress warned Gen. John Allen that Tampa socialite Jill Kelley was a “seductress.”

11/14/2012

Commander, International Security and Assistance Force (ISAF) U.S. Marine Corp. Gen. John Allen speaks to the media in the Pentagon Briefing room, on May 23, 2012 in Arlington, Va. (credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Pentagon: Top US Afghan Commander Under Investigation For Alleged ‘Inappropriate Communications’ With Petraeus Whistleblower

The Pentagon said Tuesday that the top American commander in Afghanistan, Gen. John Allen, is under investigation for alleged “inappropriate communications” with Kelley.

11/13/2012

Sailors walk past the Vietnam Memorial Wall (Credit: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/GettyImages)

Opinion: Our Veterans Should Not Be At Risk In Fiscal Cliff Negotiations

When the deal is being made to change the tax rates and cut the deficit we must remember to keep our commitment to our veterans.

11/12/2012

Mitt Romney and Barack Obama debate (Photo by Marc Serota/Getty Images)

Opinion: A Mad, Personal-Attacking, Interrupting Obama Loses Third Presidential Debate

Romney won this debate in more ways than one – most impressively due to his dignified style.

10/23/2012

Controversial Florida Pastor Terry Jones was rejected from entering Canada to attend an anti-Islamic forum. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Pastor Terry Jones Denied Canadian Entry To Attend Anti-Islamic Forum

Controversial Florida Pastor Terry Jones is considering legal action after he and his brother-in-law were denied entry into Canada to attend a forum on an anti-Islamic video.

10/12/2012

Mitt Romney (Photo by Steve Pope/Getty Images)

Opinion: Romney’s Move To The Middle Is Nothing More Than Baseless Rhetoric

Why is Mitt Romney, the severely Conservative candidate for president, all of a sudden moving to the middle?

10/09/2012

U.S. Army mortar men from the 2-27th Infantry Regiment fire mortars at a Taliban position (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

Opinion: Obama’s Afghan Surge Failed

With the situation getting worse on the ground Obama has ended the surge just in time for the election in November. Taliban and related attacks against NATO powers were approximately 2,700 in August of 2009 when Obama made his contrary-to-campaign promised-move to step up the nation’s military assistance in Afghanistan. Three years later, in August of 2012, there were more attacks – nearly 3,000.

09/29/2012

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