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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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Colorado Guard Member Killed In Afghan Crash

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.

08/08/2011