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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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Family: Mich. Navy SEAL Killed In Afghanistan Helicopter Crash

A West Michigan family says their son was among those killed when a Black Hawk helicopter crashed in Kandahar, Afghanistan on Thursday.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/17/2012

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U.S. Marines To Probe Alleged Urination Video

The U.S. Marine Corps has vowed a full investigation into video posted online which purportedly shows Marines urinating on the dead bodies of Taliban militants in Afghanistan.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/12/2012

In this Aug. 25, 2011 file photo, a U.S. Marine walks during an early morning guard shift at a vehicle checkpoint in southern Afghanistan. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley, File)

Mich. Man Experiences Insurgent Attack In Afghanistan

Tuesday morning’s rocket attack in Afghanistan took place just a few blocks away from where a Michigan man is working as a contractor.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/13/2011

9 U.S. Troops Killed In Afghan Copter Crash

Nine service members with the international coalition in Afghanistan died Tuesday after their helicopter crashed in the volatile south where troops are ramping up pressure on Taliban insurgents.

09/21/2010

U.S. Aid Workers Were Killed Execution-Style

Christian charity said Monday it had no plans to leave Afghanistan despite the murders of 10 members of its medical aid team and repeated that the organization does not attempt to convert Muslims to Christianity.

08/09/2010

Taliban Has Missing U.S. Sailor

The Taliban have offered to exchange the body of a U.S. Navy member they said was killed in an ambush two days ago in exchange for insurgent prisoners, an Afghan official said Sunday.

07/25/2010

NATO: 2 U.S. Troops Missing In Afghanistan

Two U.S. troops are missing in eastern Afghanistan, a military official said Saturday. An Afghan official said one may have been killed and the other taken hostage by the Taliban.

07/24/2010

5 U.S. Troops Killed In Afghanistan

Five American service members died Saturday in bombings in southern Afghanistan where international forces are stepping up the fight against the Taliban, officials said.

07/24/2010

6 US Troops Killed In Afghanistan

Six American service members and at least a dozen civilians died in attacks Saturday in Afghanistan’s volatile east and south, adding to a summer of escalating violence as Taliban militants push back against stepped-up operations […]

07/10/2010