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4 years 4 months ago

Colorado flags at half-staff Wednesday

All flags in Colorado will be flown at half-staff Wednesday to honor a fallen Marine. Funeral services for Cpl. Larry Harri,s Jr. of Boulder will be held Wednesday morning in Denver. Harris was killed July 1 in the Helmand province, Afghanistan. Gov. Bill Ritter announced Tuesday that...

4 years 4 months ago

GOP chairman: Afghan 'war of Obama's choosing'

Republican National Committee chairman Michael Steele says the U.S. mission in Afghanistan is "a war of Obama's choosing" and he should have learned from history that a ground war is unlikely to succeed with the current strategy. Steele's remarks were captured Thursday on camera at a Connecticut event closed to...

4 years 6 months ago

Fort Carson welcomes home 4th Brigade

This morning, Fort Carson welcomes home 40 soldiers from the 4th Brigade Combat Team. They are returning after a yearlong deployment in Afghanistan. Family members were on hand, for the "torch party", when the soldiers arrived around 6 a.m. Wednesday. The rest of the 3,500-soldier brigade will start arriving in...

4 years 8 months ago

U.S. commander apologizes on Afghan TV

The commander of U.S. and NATO forces in Afghanistan went on national television Tuesday to apologize for a deadly air strike, an extraordinary attempt to regain Afghans' trust while a mass offensive continues against the Taliban in the south. Two U.S. Marine battalions, accompanied by Afghan troops, pushing from...

4 years 11 months ago

NATO allies pledge up to 7,000 troops

NATO says its 28 member nations and 15 partner countries have confirmed pledges for nearly 7,000 additional troops to serve alongside the 30,000 reinforcements committed to Afghanistan by President Barack Obama. NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen says in a statement that there are strong indications that some nations may pledge...

4 years 11 months ago

Clinton seeks allied for Afghan war effort

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton has been attending a NATO foreign ministers meeting to make her pitch for the new U.S. war plan for Afghanistan. The meeting comes as the alliance's top official predicts a "new momentum" for the Afghanistan war effort in 2010. Clinton has told reporters traveling...

5 years 1 month ago

Fort Carson mourns fallen soldiers

The Mountain Post remembers the 9 men who sacrificed their all over the weekend while serving our country in the war in Afghanistan. "As we mourn the loss of these great Americans, we remember their dedicated service and heroic actions as they fought along their comrades to preserve our freedom."...

5 years 2 months ago

More U.S. troops headed for Afghanistan?

More American troops likely will be needed to win the war in Afghanistan, the top U.S. military officer told skeptical Democrats on Tuesday as he cited a need to prove U.S. commitment in the battle-ravaged region. Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, told the Senate...

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