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File photo of an Army officer holding the medal of honor. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Former Army Sergeant to Receive Medal of Honor

The White House says President Barack Obama will award the Medal of Honor to a former Army sergeant for courageous actions in Afghanistan.

04/15/2014

U.S forces provided security while million of Afghans cast ballots. (Getty Images)

Afghans Defy Taliban Threat To Vote In Droves

President Obama calls elections an “important milestone.”

04/05/2014

Anja Niedringhaus took this 2009 photo of a Palestinian boy standing near a destroyed house in the Gaza Strip.  (ANJA NIEDRINGHAUS/AFP/Getty Images)

AP Photographer Killed, Journalist Wounded In Afghanistan

An Afghan police commander opened fire on their vehicle, killing Anja Niedringhaus and wounding Kathy Gannon.

04/04/2014

NATO's chief is calling Russia's advances in Ukraine the greatest threat to European security and stability since the end of the Cold War. (Photo credit should read KELD NAVNTOFT/AFP/Getty Images)

NATO Chief: Russian Aggression A Cold War ‘Wake-Up Call’

NATO’s chief is calling Russia’s advances in Ukraine the greatest threat to European security and stability since the end of the Cold War.

03/19/2014

General Atomics Avenger has a longer range and bigger payload to operate in remote regions. (Photo credit: General Atomics Aeronautical)

Report: New Military Drone Ready For Duty In Afghanistan

General Atomics Avenger has a longer range and bigger payload to operate in remote regions.

02/26/2014

Cheney says proposed Pentagon cuts would leave American military might dangerously compromised. (Getty Images)

Cheney Blasts Proposed Military Cuts

Former VP Cheney says proposed Pentagon cuts would leave American military might dangerously compromised.

02/25/2014

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Taliban Says It Suspends Talks On US Soldier

Afghanistan’s Taliban says it has suspended “mediation” with the United States to exchange captive U.S. soldier Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl for five senior Taliban prisoners held in U.S. custody in Guantanamo Bay, halting — at least temporarily — what was considered the best chance yet of securing the 27-year-old’s freedom since his capture in 2009.

02/23/2014

File photo of U.S. soldiers. (Photo by SHAH MARAI/AFP/Getty Images)

Poll: 49 Percent Of Americans Now Feel War In Afghanistan Was A Mistake

The findings of a recent Gallup poll suggest that, for the first time in the entirety of the United States’ involvement in conflict in Afghanistan, a small majority of Americans feel the nation’s decision to go to war there was a mistake.

02/19/2014

The U.S. Naval Base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba on Aug. 7, 2013. (credit: CHANTAL VALERY/AFP/Getty Images)

Report: White House Seeking To Resume Talks With Taliban To Exchange Gitmo Prisoners For US POW

The family of the lone known U.S. prisoner of war says it’s “cautiously optimistic” about reported renewed efforts by President Barack Obama’s administration to win his freedom.

02/18/2014

The number of U.S. soldiers forced out of the Army because of crimes or misconduct has soared in the past several years as the military emerges from a decade of war that put a greater focus on battle competence than on character. credit: ADEK BERRY/AFP/GettyImages

Soaring Number Of US Soldiers Forced Out Of Military For Misconduct

The number of U.S. soldiers forced out of the Army because of crimes or misconduct has soared in the past several years as the military emerges from a decade of war that put a greater focus on battle competence than on character.

02/15/2014

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