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Denver Firms Play Role In New City In Afghanistan

It is another crossroads in the difficult history of Afghanistan. Two major events are taking place that will play a big role in determining if it is on the path to peace and prosperity or turn another corner down a very dark road.

06/16/2014

Mustafa Kamel Mustafa (sketch: Jane Rosenberg)

Denver Man Has Ties To Terror Trial Of Muslim Cleric

Opening statements have begun in the terrorism trial of a Muslim cleric who had close ties to a man arrested in Denver.

04/18/2014

Danny Dietz.(credit: CBS)

Movie ‘Lone Survivor’ Features Story Of Littleton’s Danny Dietz

This week the movie “Lone Survivor” will open nationwide. It tells the story of four Navy SEALs on a covert mission in Afghanistan, including Littleton’s Danny Dietz, who was killed in action.

01/05/2014

President Barack Obama presents Staff Sgt. Ty Carter the Medal of Honor during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House Aug. 26, 2013. (credit: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama Awards Medal Of Honor To Former Fort Carson Soldier

President Barack Obama bestowed the nation’s highest military honor, the Medal of Honor, on Army Staff Sgt. Ty Carter on Monday, saluting the veteran of the war in Afghanistan as “the essence of true heroism,” one still engaged in a battle against the lingering emotional fallout of war.

08/27/2013

Dr. Dilip Joseph (credit: Morning Star Development)

Rescued Doc Expected Back In U.S. By Early Next Week

An American aid doctor is expected to return to the United States by early next week after he was abducted in Afghanistan and rescued in an operation that left a Navy SEAL dead, officials said Wednesday.

12/12/2012

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US-Led Coalition: Colorado Springs Doctor Rescued From Taliban

Officials with the U.S.-led military coalition say an American doctor abducted by the Taliban has been rescued in eastern Afghanistan.

12/09/2012

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

Najibullah Zazi (credit: CBS)

Najibullah Zazi Takes Stand Against Former Classmate In Terror Plot Case

The admitted mastermind of a foiled plot to bomb New York City subways testified Tuesday that he wanted to fight jihad in Afghanistan after coming to believe that the U.S. government was behind the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.

04/17/2012

Rep. Mike Coffman (credit: CBS)

Rep. Coffman Returns From Afghanistan With Concerns

Colorado Rep. Mike Coffman has been meeting with civilians in Afghanistan, and he says they’re worried.

11/28/2011

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Soldier In Taliban Slaying Tries Suicide In Prison

A U.S. soldier who pleaded guilty to killing a suspected Taliban captive attempted suicide in prison three weeks ago, but he is doing better since mental health officials changed his medication, his father said.

10/27/2011

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