WASHINGTON (AP) - American officials say U.S. investigators now believe the U.S. soldier accused of killing 17 Afghan civilians split the slaughter into two episodes, returning to his base after the first attack and later slipping away to kill again. This scenario seems to support the U.S. government's assertion -... more »
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Funeral arrangements are pending for an Oklahoma soldier who died in Afghanistan. Department of Defense officials say Sgt. Allen R. McKenna Jr. of Noble died Tuesday in Kandahar province, but how he died wasn't specified. The 28-year-old was assigned to the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, part... more »
Six people were injured Saturday during a powerful explosion outside police headquarters in Kandahar City, Afghanistan. Officials said a bomb went off inside a vehicle in a deserted area that had been turned into a parking lot for police vehicles.
It was not immediately clear whether the bomb was... more »
An Army private from Fort Carson had a surprise reunion in Afghanistan with his father, an Army sergeant from a Texas unit.
Sgt. 1st Class Marc Seal tracked down his son, Pfc. Nolan Seal, at the Kandahar Airfield on Aug. 9.
The elder Seal is an infantry squad... more »
If U.S. troops and their allies in Afghanistan succeed in the battle for Kandahar they can succeed in the overall fight.
That assessment comes today from Sen. John McCain during a visit there. But McCain, the top Republican on the Armed Services Committee, is warning of tough fighting ahead.... more »
President Barack Obama's top military adviser is visiting the front lines of the war in Afghanistan. Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, is advising troops there to "focus on the people" of Afghanistan. Mullen made his first stop at a small base in the critical Kandahar... more »
For a second straight day, Fort Carson has announced the death of a soldier in Afghanistan. Pfc. William L. Meredith was killed Monday in Kandahar when his vehicle was attacked by a bomb.
Pfc. Meredith served with 569th Engineer Company, 4th Engineer Battalion. He was originally from Virginia Beach.... more »
A year after Capt. Sam Brown was set ablaze when a bomb blew up his Humvee in Afghanistan, the 25-year-old West Point graduate endures a steady schedule of painful surgery and stretching to break up knotty burn scars.
He also has another routine: checking a Web site that counts... more »