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  • U.S. soldier from Southern California killed in Afghanistan

    U.S. soldier from Southern California killed in Afghanistan
    An enlisted U.S. soldier from Southern California was among the military personnel killed by an apparent "friendly fire" incident in Afghanistan. Scott Studenmund, 24, who attended Flintridge Preparatory School, was killed Monday by an errant U.S....
  • Obama asks Congress for $500 million to train Syria rebels

    President Obama on Thursday asked Congress for the first time to approve direct U.S. military training for Syrian rebels, but he remains deeply ambivalent about intervening in a deadly conflict that has spilled over into neighboring Iraq, U.S. officials...
  • Flintridge Prep graduate killed in Afghanistan a "beloved" classmate, athlete and scholar

    Flintridge Prep graduate killed in Afghanistan a "beloved" classmate, athlete and scholar
    An enlisted U.S. soldier from Southern California was among the military personnel killed by an apparent "friendly fire" incident in Afghanistan, the Los Angeles Times reports. Scott Studenmund, 24, who attended Flintridge Preparatory School, was killed...
  • Mokena soldier killed in Afghanistan: 'The bravest man I know'

    Mokena soldier killed in Afghanistan: 'The bravest man I know'
    A 19-year-old soldier from Mokena was among five U.S. servicemen killed in southern Afghanistan in an apparent friendly-fire air strike during a security operation, according to his family. Military officials showed up at the home of Aaron Toppen...
  • 'No soldier left behind' [Commentary]

    'No soldier left behind'  [Commentary]
    Like most Americans, the Ehrlichs celebrated the return of a captured U.S. soldier from Afghanistan. What parent would not possess a degree of empathy for the parents of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, held by the Taliban since June 30, 2009? A positive aspect...
  • Deputies were trouble for Castros 25 years ago

    MIAMI Fidel Castro was so afraid of a revolt in Cuba's most elite paramilitary unit that he ordered his motorcade to avoid driving past its base, his top bodyguard at the time says. Raul Castro was so depressed he was going on drunken benders and...
  • 5 U.S. troops killed in apparent friendly-fire incident in Afghanistan

    5 U.S. troops killed in apparent friendly-fire incident in Afghanistan
    Five U.S. servicemen were killed in southern Afghanistan in a friendly-fire air strike during a security operation, Afghan police said Tuesday, days before a run-off round in the country's presidential election. The International Security Assistance...
  • Russian bombers, advisers arrive in Iraq to aid in fight against ISIS

    IRBIL, Iraq The battle for Saddam Hussein's hometown of Tikrit stretched into a third day Sunday with both the Iraqi government and Islamist insurgents reporting heavy loss, as five jet fighters Iraq purchased from Russia arrived. The head of Iraq's...
  • Bowe Bergdahl's captors: Who, where and why?

    The armed Taliban fighters who captured Bowe Bergdahl in southeastern Afghanistan on June 30, 2009, quickly handed him to a far more dangerous group that shuttled him between hide-outs in Pakistan's rugged tribal belt for the next five years. For much...
  • Defense Secretary Hagel defends prisoner swap for POW Bergdahl

    Defense Secretary Hagel defends prisoner swap for POW Bergdahl
    Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on Wednesday defended the U.S. decision to trade five Taliban leaders at Guantanamo for war prisoner Bowe Bergdahl, insisting it was the right move but admitting failure to tell lawmakers hurt trust with Congress. Hagel...
  • Judge stands firm on order to release information to alleged USS Cole plotter's lawyers

    A military judge isn't backing down from his order to the U.S. government to provide defense lawyers with details of the accused USS Cole bomber's odyssey through the CIA's secret prisons, but he may let prosecutors shield identities of some agents,...