WASHINGTON (AP) - A senior defense official says the U.S. soldier accused in the killings of 16 Afghan civilians is expected to be flown to the U.S. military prison at Fort Leavenworth, Kan., as early as Friday. The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because of security surrounding the... more »
Our stories about Fort Carson soldiers in Afghanistan are often bleak. Typically we report deployments, homecomings or attacks that leave our soldiers maimed, or worse.
Here's a definite change-of-pace--the routine at a military medical clinic at Camp Nathan Smith in Afghanistan has been shattered for the better, as soldiers... more »
A religious watchdog group in Colorado says it will send a copy of the Quran to the Afghan National Army for every one that may be destroyed by the pastor of a small Florida church.
Mikey Weinstein, president of the Military Religious Freedom Foundation, said Wednesday his group would... more »
On Sunday, June 27, on Dateline, Richard Engel reports on one of the deadliest battles in the Afghan War. It was the battle of Wanat -- and the impact it had on the father of one fallen soldier.
Dateline airs on News First 5 at 6 p.m. Sunday. more »
The U.S. military has suffered its 1,000th death of the Afghan war Friday. That's according to an Associated Press count.
NATO reported that an American service member was killed by a roadside bomb in southern Afghanistan. The Associated Press bases its tally on Defense Department reports of deaths suffered... more »
The military says four U.S. service members have been killed in the past 24 hours in Afghanistan.
NATO says in a statement released Monday that three of the Americans died in southern Afghanistan on Sunday. Two of them were killed by a bomb attack and the third in a... more »
Intelligence officials say the terrorist operative who contacted an Afghan immigrant accused of plotting a New York attack was the head of Afghanistan's al-Qaida operations. The U.S. officials say Mustafa Abu al-Yazid used an intermediary to contact the 24-year-old Najibullah Zazi, of Colorado, as he hatched a plot to attack... more »
It was chaos during the early morning assault last year on a remote U.S. outpost in Afghanistan and staff Sgt. Erich Phillips' M4 carbine had quit firing as militant forces surrounded the base. The machine gun he grabbed after tossing the rifle aside didn't work either.
When the battle... more »