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.
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.
Officials with the U.S.-led military coalition say an American doctor abducted by the Taliban has been rescued in eastern Afghanistan.
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.
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.
Colorado Rep. Mike Coffman has been meeting with civilians in Afghanistan, and he says they’re worried.
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.
The co-pilot of that helicopter that crashed in Afghanistan is from Colorado. He was one of 30 U.S. service members killed Saturday when the copter was shot down.