U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced on Saturday that the U.S. will keep about 10,800 troops in Afghanistan in 2015.
The White House announced the troop deployment Tuesday following the beheading of a second American journalist, Steven Sotloff. The new personnel will be part of a now 820-person force providing U.S. diplomatic security.
Over 1,000 Russian troops have joined separatists to fight Ukrainian forces in the southeast, says NATO.
“After more than a decade of Afghan war, ‘Now we are finishing the job we started,” Obama said Tuesday. “This year, we will bring America’s longest war to a responsible end.”
The commander-in-chief’s message to the troops as the government shuts down: “You and your families deserve better than the dysfunction we’re seeing in Congress.” The message was broadcast on Armed Forces Television at midnight Tuesday.
Thousands gathered in downtown St. Louis on Saturday to celebrate the return of our troops and the end of the Iraq War. Welcome home.
Taken in Afghanistan yesterday.
Julia Gilard has some sticky fingaz. Actual moment of ass grabbery or photo taken out of context? Surely it’s the latter, but we can dream.
After saying “F**k the troops” in his single “Let’s Be Real,” and the resulting firestorm of criticism, Soulja Boy issued this apology to all military personnel and their families. Too little, too late?
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In a speech before the nation, President Obama outlined his plans to reduce U.S. forces in Afghanistan ahead of schedule, removing more than 30,000 troops by the end of next year. 10,000 troops will be home by the end of this year, and another 23,000 will return by September of 2012.
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An airman returns after being in Afghanistan for nine months and pwns his brother with a heartwarming wake-up call. One of the sweetest and most genuine reactions you’re likely to ever see.
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