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WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 01:  Jill Tahmooressi (L) testifies about her son Andrew Tahmooressi while Montel Williams listens, during a House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee hearing on Capitol Hill October 1, 2014 in Washington, DC. The Subcommittee is hearing testimony on Andrew Tahmooressi who is being held in a Mexican prison for bringing firearms over the border after making a wrong turn.  (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Mom: Jailed Marine In Mexico Suffering Greatly

A Marine jailed in Mexico on charges of bringing weapons into the country tried to kill himself after receiving threats of rape, torture and execution, his tearful mother told a House panel Wednesday. She said her son was suffering an ordeal worse than his two combat tours in Afghanistan.

10/01/2014

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani looks on as he listens to teachers during his visit to the Amani High School in Kabul on Sept. 30, 2014. (credit: WAKIL KOHSAR/AFP/Getty Images)

Afghanistan Signs Agreement With US Guaranteeing Continuing American Military Presence

Afghanistan swore in Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai as its second elected president on Monday, embarking on a new era with a national unity government which quickly signed an agreement with the United States that would guarantee a continuing American military presence to help confront a resilient Taliban insurgency.

09/30/2014

A U.S. soldier inspects the wreckage of a vehicle at the site of a suicide attack in the Afghan capital Kabul on Sept. 16, 2014. (credit: WAKIL KOHSAR/AFP/Getty Images)

Taliban Suicide Bomber Kills 3 NATO Troops Near US Embassy

A Taliban attacker detonated his car bomb next to an international military convoy on Tuesday, killing three troops from the NATO-led force and wounding nearly 20 troops and civilians, officials said.

09/16/2014

In this undated image provided by the U.S. Army, Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl poses in front of an American flag. (credit: U.S. Army via Getty Images)

House Condemns Obama For Failing To Give Notice To Congress About Bergdahl-Taliban Swap

The Republican-controlled House voted Tuesday to condemn President Barack Obama for failing to give 30-day notice to Congress about the exchange in May of American prisoner Bowe Bergdahl for five Taliban leaders held at the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

09/10/2014

File photo of the National Guard. (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Md. National Guard Welcomes Troops Home

The Maryland National Guard is welcoming home about 200 members of the 1229th Transportation Company from their nearly yearlong deployment to Afghanistan.

09/06/2014

State Department says the diversion was prompted by a "bureaucratic issue" with the plane's flight plan from Afghanistan. (Photo by BEHROUZ MEHRI/AFP/Getty Images)

Chartered Flight With Americans On Board Diverted To Iran

Dispute over flight plan from Afghanistan to Dubai prompted Iranian jets to divert aircraft.

09/05/2014

The highest-ranking U.S. military officer to be killed in combat since Vietnam has been buried with full military honors at Arlington National Cemetery. (credit: Cameron Thompson/All-News 99.1 WNEW)

2-Star General Killed in Afghanistan Buried with Honors in Arlington

The highest-ranking U.S. military officer to be killed in America’s post-9/11 wars will be laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery.

08/14/2014

Rep. Peter King, chairman of the sub-committee on Counterterrorism and Intelligence, once again suggested the 9/11 terror attacks are directly linked to current Middle East unrest, saying that “ISIS is more of a threat to the United States now than Al-Qaeda was prior to September 11.”  (credit: Win McNamee/Getty Images)

King: ISIS ‘More Powerful Now Than Al-Qaeda Was On 9/11′

Rep. Peter King, chairman of the sub-committee on Counterterrorism and Intelligence, once again suggested the 9/11 terror attacks are directly linked to current Middle East unrest, saying that “ISIS is more of a threat to the United States now than Al-Qaeda was prior to September 11.”

08/11/2014

Kerry in Afghanistan on unannounced visit to meet feuding candidates after US general slain. Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Kerry Makes Unannounced Afghanistan Visit to Meet Feuding Candidates

Kerry in Afghanistan on unannounced visit to meet feuding candidates after US general slain.

08/07/2014

Afghan National Army soldiers keep watch as a NATO vehicle departs at the gates of a British-run military academy, where an Afghan soldier opened fire on NATO troops inside the premises, on the outskirts of Kabul on Aug. 5, 2014. (credit: WAKIL KOHSAR/AFP/Getty Images)

General Killed in Afghan Attack Was Engineer

Harold J. Greene, the two-star Army general who became the highest-ranking U.S. military officer to be killed in either of America’s post-9/11 wars, was an engineer who rose through the ranks as an expert in developing and fielding the Army’s war materiel. He was on his first deployment to a war zone.

08/06/2014

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