January 15, 2013 8:41 PM
Retired Staff Sergeant Clinton Romesha, who served at Fort Carson, is scheduled to receive the nation's highest military honor - the Medal of Honor - next month. Sergeant Romesha is being singled out for his actions during what some call the fiercest fighting of the war in Afghanistan.
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December 10, 2012 6:39 PM
Colorado Springs - The family of a Colorado doctor abducted by the Taliban and freed in Afghanistan is extending sympathy to the family of a Navy SEAL killed in the rescue.
Petty Officer 1st Class Nicolas D. Checque was killed in the weekend raid. He was a member of... more »
December 9, 2012 10:22 AM
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) - The U.S.-led military coalition says a Colorado Springs doctor abducted by the Taliban five days ago has been rescued in eastern Afghanistan. Dr. Dilip Joseph was captured by Taliban insurgents Wednesday outside the Afghan capital, in the Sarobi district of Kabul province. According to a statement,... more »
October 27, 2012 2:38 PM
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) - A new chapter of the Afghanistan war is getting under way. It comes with a slimmed-down Western force doing more advising than fighting, a resilient Taliban showing little interest in peace talks, and Americans tempted to pull the plug on a conflict now in its 12th... more »
May 6, 2012 11:12 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) - The heads of the House and Senate intelligence committees say the Taliban has only grown stronger since President Barack Obama deployed 33,000 more troops to Afghanistan in 2010. The remarks by California Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein and Michigan Republican Rep. Mike Rogers run counter to Obama's declaration... more »
April 15, 2012 1:19 PM
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) - Battles continue to rage in Afghanistan's capital. The Taliban launched a series of coordinated attacks on as many as seven sites across Kabul today. Targets include NATO bases, the parliament and Western embassies. At the same time, militants carried out assaults in the capital cities of... more »
March 15, 2012 9:53 AM
An Afghan and coalition security force captured a Taliban leader and detained an additional suspected insurgent in the Baghlan-e Jadid district of Afghanistan's Baghlan province today, military officials reported.
The leader directed roadside bombings and suicide attacks against Afghan and coalition troops throughout the district, officials said. He also... more »
February 25, 2012 2:14 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) - Defense Secretary Leon Panetta is condemning what he calls the murder of two American military officers in Afghanistan's capital. Pentagon press secretary George Little says in a written statement that Panetta believes Saturday's killings in Kabul are unacceptable. The nationality of the gunman hasn't been confirmed. The... more »
January 12, 2012 7:38 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) - The NATO-led security force in Afghanistan says the military personnel seen in a video apparently urinating on the corpses of Taliban fighters are no longer in the country. The International Security Assistance Force has released a statement calling the actions in the video "inexplicable and not in... more »
October 27, 2011 11:23 AM
DENVER (AP) - The father of a soldier who pleaded guilty to killing a suspected Taliban captive says his son attempted suicide in prison three weeks ago but is doing better since mental health officials changed his medication. Pfc. David Lawrence is serving a 10-year term at the Army's Fort... more »
May 25, 2011 3:49 PM
FORT CARSON, Colo. (AP) - A U.S. soldier with mental health problems has been sentenced to 12 ½ years in military prison after pleading guilty to killing a suspected Taliban prisoner in his jail cell.
Pfc. David Lawrence pleaded guilty to premeditated murder in a military court at Fort... more »
May 24, 2011 7:42 PM
A court martial starts tomorrow at Fort Carson for a soldier accused of killing a Taliban prisoner he was guarding.
Private 1st Class David Lawrence is charged with one count of murder. The death happened last year in Afghanistan. His attorney says Lawrence suffers from schizophrenia and PTSD and... more »
May 15, 2011 8:32 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) - Afghanistan's former intelligence chief says he knew Osama bin Laden was hiding in Pakistan four years ago, but Pakistan's leaders rejected his claims.
In an interview broadcast Sunday on CBS' "60 Minutes," Amrullah Saleh says Afghan intelligence thought bin Laden was in the Pakistani city of... more »
May 6, 2011 12:11 PM
SEYMOUR JOHNSON AIR FORCE BASE, N.C. (AP) - U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates says the killing of Osama bin Laden could be game-changer for the U.S. military in Afghanistan by splitting the native Taliban from the al-Qaeda terror network.
Gates took questions for about 35 minutes Friday from about... more »
December 5, 2010 10:35 PM
Army Private First Class David Lawrence is in a Colorado mental health facility, waiting to see if he'll face a court martial for the shooting death of a Taliban commander. Lawrence was on guard duty in Afghanistan when the man was killed. Lawrence's Article 32 hearing (the military equivalent of... more »
November 30, 2010 6:08 PM
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - A fellow soldier of an Army private accused of shooting and killing a Taliban leader says he feared the private would kill the prisoner and maybe even himself.
The testimony came during a court hearing at Tuesday Fort Carson to determine whether there is... more »
August 16, 2010 8:14 AM
A Durango dentist who was among 10 medical volunteers killed in Afghanistan was remembered at a memorial service for his fascination with "The Simpsons" television show, the rice he made from an Afghan recipe and his impressive Scrabble vocabulary.
Speakers at a Durango auditorium on Sunday also spoke of... more »
August 11, 2010 12:12 PM
The family of a Durango dentist killed while volunteering his medical services in Afghanistan is making funeral plans while awaiting for word when Dr. Thomas Grams' body will arrive home.
Grams' brother, Craig Grams, says the dentist will be interred in his hometown of Park Rapids, Minnesota. Craig Grams... more »
July 29, 2010 8:04 AM
The body of a second U.S. sailor who went missing in a dangerous part of eastern Afghanistan has been recovered, a senior U.S. military official and Afghan officials said Thursday.
The U.S. official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to disclose the information, said... more »
February 16, 2010 2:29 PM
The White House's lead spokesman is declining to confirm the capture of the Taliban's top military commander. Unnamed officials in Pakistan had said earlier Tuesday that a joint CIA-Pakistani operation captured Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar in Karachi. At the White House, press secretary Robert Gibbs said he would not speak... more »
February 6, 2010 12:11 PM
A new and possibly decisive chapter of the Afghan war is unfolding. The U.S. is preparing a major attack on the Taliban, the militants are being squeezed in their Pakistani sanctuaries, and the Afghan government is trying to draw them into peace talks.
While "not prepared to say we've... more »
January 9, 2010 11:49 AM
The Jordanian doctor who killed seven CIA employees in a suicide attack in Afghanistan said in video clips broadcast posthumously Saturday that all jihadists must attack U.S. targets to avenge the death of Pakistani Taliban chief Baitullah Mehsud.
Footage showed Humam Khalil Abu Mulal al-Balawi - whom the CIA... more »
December 31, 2009 12:19 PM
The Taliban claimed responsibility Thursday for infiltrating a CIA base with a suicide bomber who got into a gym and set off an explosion that killed eight Americans and an Afghan. Seven CIA employees were among the victims.
Wednesday's assault on U.S. Forward Operating Base Chapman at the edge... more »
December 17, 2009 9:51 AM
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 »
December 6, 2009 10:12 AM
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is expressing strong doubts that Taliban leaders will change the path of violence they are now following.
The secretary of state said she is highly skeptical that Taliban leaders would be willing to meet what the U.S. sees are the necessary conditions of renouncing... more »
December 2, 2009 10:22 AM
Defense Secretary Robert Gates is telling Congress that a U.S. failure in Afghanistan would mean "a Taliban takeover" of the wartorn South Asian nation. In remarks prepared for a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing later Wednesday, Gates said defeat for America also would strengthen the al-Qaida terrorist network and give... more »
November 10, 2009 6:05 PM
In a move that could save the lives of Fort Carson soldiers, international troops and Afghan police seized 250 tons of ammonium nitrate fertilizer - enough to make up hundreds of roadside bombs, the Taliban's most lethal weapon in what has been the deadliest year of the war, NATO announced... more »
October 9, 2009 9:24 AM
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... more »