Afghanistan

Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney waves on stage during the final day of the Republican National Convention at the Tampa Bay Times Forum on August 30, 2012 in Tampa, Florida. Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney was nominated as the Republican presidential candidate during the RNC which will conclude today. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Not In Romney Speech: Afghanistan, Social Security

Social Security. Medicare. Iraq. Afghanistan. Illegal immigration. They’re all costly to taxpayers and the next president presumably will have to address them to one degree or another. Yet GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney made no mention of those issues Thursday in his wide-ranging acceptance speech that closed the Republican National Convention.

08/31/2012

The transfer case containing the remains of U.S. Marine Lance Cpl. Gregory T. Buckley is moved by a U.S. Marine carry team. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Opinion: National Security Shouldn’t Get Lost In This Campaign

Our economy is on a slow recovery – slower than anyone wants. But the lack of serious discussion about national security and the world we live in is troubling.

08/27/2012

Mitt Romney at 10 Downing Street (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

Opinion: Romney Falls Flat In London But Still Rakes In Cash From Libor Bankers

Mitt Romney insulted Britain’s preparations for the Olympics and inspired quotes like “apparently devoid of charm, warmth, humor or sincerity” and “worse than Sarah Palin” before cashing campaign checks from bankers and lobbyists who are at the center of the Libor scandal.

07/27/2012

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Ceremony For 2 Florida Soldiers Killed In Afghanistan

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A ceremony and honor escort will be held for two Florida soldiers killed in Afghanistan. Staff Sgt. Ricardo Seija of Tampa and Spc. Clarence Williams III of Brooksville were among six […]

07/16/2012

A villager points to a spot where a family was allegedly shot in their residence by a rogue U.S. soldier in Alkozai village of Panjwayi district, Kandahar province on March 11, 2012. (credit: Mamoon Durrani/AFP/Getty Images)

Ex-NFL Player Calls Afghan Shooting Suspect One Of His ‘Best Friends’

A former NFL player who played high school football with an Army sergeant suspected of slaughtering 16 Afghan villagers says the killings have caused him great concern for his former teammate.

03/20/2012

People: Captain William Lyles III. (Photo Credit Getty Images)

Military Amputees Inspire Through Softball

PLANT CITY, Fla. (AP) — When a roadside bomb in Afghanistan shredded Marine Lance Cpl. Josh Wege’s legs in 2009, the former high school baseball star wondered if he would even survive — let alone walk, run or play ball again.

CBS Tampa–01/19/2012

Photo of Arnulfo Crispin. (credit: Lakeland Police Department)

US Honor Flag will Fly Over Fla. Officer’s Funeral

LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) — An American flag that flew over the World Trade Center site after the 9/11 attacks will be flown at the funeral service for a Florida police officer killed in the line of duty.

CBS Tampa–12/26/2011

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