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2 years 5 months ago

Division within Occupy Colorado Springs

An anti-war tone taken up by Occupy Colorado Springs has forced some members to split off, claiming they were ousted because they support the troops. Brittany Westmoreland, who is married to a soldier, was one of several members who received probation notices from organizers at OCS. The letter revoked...

2 years 6 months ago

2 U.S. troops killed

A U.S. official says two more American troops have been killed in Afghanistan. It's the latest in a series of attacks following protests over the burning of the Quran. The official said details of the killings Thursday in Southern Afghanistan are still unclear but officials believe there were three...

2 years 9 months ago

Thanksgiving for the troops

On any other day Susie's Westside Café in Colorado Springs would be serving up the usual eggs and home fries for their loyal customers. But on Thanksgiving they're serving up a different kind of meal. Pies are delivered, turkey is roasted and all of the trimmings rare ready to go....

2 years 10 months ago

American NATO troops killed

Thirteen NATO troops have been killed when a suicide bomber attacked a NATO convoy. We now know they were all American. It happened early today when a suicide bomber rammed a van packed with explosives into a NATO convoy. Afghan officials had said earlier that four Afghans, including...

2 years 10 months ago

Troops coming home

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama says remaining U.S. troops in Iraq will be home by the end of the year. It would have taken a request from the Iraqi government to keep troops there beyond that point. Obama says he spoke today to Iraq's prime minister, who spoke of...

3 years 1 day ago

New battles over lifting gay troop ban

SAN DIEGO (AP) - The military's ban on openly gay troops will be lifted within weeks, but that's no guarantee the law cannot be re-enacted someday. That's why a Republican gay rights organization that sued the Obama administration to stop enforcement of the policy says it plans to ask...

3 years 1 week ago

Troops will return to Fort Carson tomorrow

Soldiers from a Fort Carson bomb-disposal unit are returning from Iraq tomorrow. A welcome-home ceremony is set Wednesday for the 242nd Explosive Ordnance Battalion. The troops spent about a year in Iraq. The soldiers performed and directed more than 1,500 missions, including about 850 emergency responses and 350...

3 years 2 months ago

Obama to bring home 33,000 troops

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama says 10,000 troops will come home from Afghanistan by the end of this year as the U.S.mission shifts from combat to support after nearly 10 years of war. The president said a total of 33,000 troops would be withdrawn by next summer, as...

3 years 2 months ago

Obama to speak at 6 p.m. our time

WASHINGTON (AP) - By the summer of next year, the number of U.S. troops serving in Afghanistan could be reduced by more than 30,000. That's the timetable that President Barack Obama is expected to announce this evening, in a speech to the nation. The President's Speech can be...

3 years 5 months ago

Libyan forces under attack

WASHINGTON (AP) - A top Navy official in the campaign in Libya says international forces are intercepting and attacking government troops that have been storming population centers in the North African nation. Rear Adm. Gerard Hueber says the coalition is targeting Moammar Gadhafi's mechanized forces, his artillery and mobile...

3 years 11 months ago

Afghan helicopter crash kills 9 Americans

A helicopter crash killed nine American troops in Afghanistan on Tuesday, NBC News reported. The incident made 2010 the deadliest year for foreign troops of the war, according to monitoring website iCasualties.org. The deaths take the toll so far this year to at least 529. Last year, 521 foreign...

4 years 1 month ago

Not too early to start celebrating

Fourth of July celebrations are going on all weekend long, not just the 4th. At Fort Carson, they're starting a little early. The Mountain Post celebrated the 4th on the 3rd, at Iron Horse Park. They expected 10,000 people to join in the celebration. "Just really getting a...

4 years 8 months ago

A march of hope

Last year they celebrated Christmas in Iraq and this year the soldiers of Fort Carson's 1st Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division are happy to be home and are happy to give back. Some 300 members of the Raiders brigade assembled on a special mission Friday morning to help...

4 years 8 months ago

Hackers steal US military secrets

South Korea's military says a suspected cyberattack that netted secret defense plans may have been carried out by North Korea. According to a Defense Ministry spokesman, the suspected hacking occurred late last month. He says a South Korean officer failed to remove a USB device when he switched a military...

4 years 8 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 8 months ago

Military moms weigh in on Obama's plan

Five mothers come together in Colorado Springs Tuesday night to watch President Barack Obama's speech as he outlines his plan for the fight in Afghanistan. Each of them has a son or daughter in the military. Some have more than one child serving in the Armed Forces. They are...

4 years 9 months ago

Afghan buildup involves 30,000 troops

A senior administration official tells The Associated Press that President Barack Obama is sending 30,000 more troops to Afghanistan to be deployed over six months. In his speech to the nation Tuesday night, Obama also will lay out a rough timeframe, including some dates, for when the main U.S. military...

4 years 9 months ago

New Afghan policy "within days"

White House press secretary Robert Gibbs says President Barack Obama will announce his new Afghanistan strategy "within days." The president met for two hours Monday with top advisers for the last major discussion before the announcement. Gibbs says Obama "has the information he wants and needs" to make a...

4 years 9 months ago

President Obama heads home from Asia trip

President Barack Obama is on his way back to Washington after an Asian tour that included efforts to prod China on human rights and North Korea to return to nuclear talks. Obama today said the United States has begun talking with allies about fresh punishment against Iran for defying efforts...

4 years 9 months ago

President's choice: None of the above

There's word that President Barack Obama won't accept any of the Afghanistan war options before him without changes. A senior administration official says Obama isn't satisfied with any of the options presented to him by his national security team. The president instead is pushing for revisions to clarify how and...

4 years 10 months ago

Obama: Afghanistan decision in 'coming weeks'

President Barack Obama says he will make his decision on new troops for Afghanistan in "the coming weeks." Obama told reporters Tuesday that decisions on the military front are important, but just one aspect of the improvements needed to the U.S. strategy in Afghanistan. He said an important element is...

4 years 10 months ago

Obama focusing on al-Qaida, not Taliban

President Barack Obama will meet with his top aides again today as he tries to formulate a strategy for the Afghan war going forward. It's one of a series of meetings this week on the war. A senior administration official says Obama is prepared to accept some Taliban involvement in...

4 years 10 months ago

Obama meets with Afghanistan commander

President Barack Obama summoned his top commander in Afghanistan to a 25-minute meeting aboard Air Force One before returning to Washington. White House spokesman Robert Gibbs that Obama invited Gen. Stanley McChrystal to meet him Friday in the Dutch capital, where he was pitching the International Olympic Committee's on the...

4 years 11 months ago

Some troops to come home

When the top U.S. commander in Iraq goes before a House panel today, he'll tell lawmakers thousands of troops will come home by the end of next month. In prepared testimony obtained by the Associated Press, General Ray Odierno says the troop presence over the next month will be about...

4 years 11 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...

5 years 6 days ago

Two US troops killed in Afghanistan

The NATO-led force in Afghanistan says attacks have killed two U.S. troops, keeping August on track to be the deadliest month of the war for the U.S. military. NATO says one American died Wednesday after an improvised explosive device detonated in southern Afghanistan. A second service member was killed in...

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