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Air Force to cut thousands of civilian jobsupdated: Wed Nov 02 2011 23:04:00

The U.S. Air Force announced Wednesday a "restructuring" in its civilian workforce that will mean a net reduction of thousands of civilian jobs.

More than 1,000 U.S. troops killed in Afghanistanupdated: Tue Jun 08 2010 19:33:00

More than 1,000 American troops have now been killed in Afghanistan, according to CNN calculations.

10 people injured at Memorial Day eventupdated: Mon May 31 2010 15:45:00

Ten people were injured after a Marine aircraft blew tree branches and debris into a crowd during a Memorial Day event.

Wind blast from aircraft downs limbs at ceremony, 10 injuredupdated: Mon May 31 2010 15:45:00

The wind blast from a Marine Corps tilt-rotor aircraft performing a Memorial Day demonstration Monday caused tree limbs to fall, leaving 10 people injured.

Buddies, hometowns honor last two Marines killed in Vietnam Warupdated: Thu Apr 29 2010 16:21:00

A blue-eyed Eagle Scout from Iowa and an athletic daredevil from Massachusetts hold a place in history that no one wanted for them. Exclusive: Heidi and Spencer Pratt Welcome Fourth Dogupdated: Tue Apr 13 2010 14:11:00

The reality stars are already proud owners of four other pups Heidi and Spencer Visit Camp Pendletonupdated: Mon Apr 12 2010 06:07:00

“It was one of the best days of our lives,” the pair says of their trip to the Marine Corps base

Soldier gets Silver Star, reprimand for same battleupdated: Fri Mar 12 2010 19:49:00

A U.S. Army officer who was honored for valor after his combat outpost in Afghanistan was attacked has also received a letter of reprimand for failing to secure the base before the attack, according to Army officials. Such a letter normally would prevent career advancement.

NATO troops clearing out Taliban stronghold, officials sayupdated: Mon Feb 15 2010 14:39:00

The NATO operation aimed at tackling a Taliban stronghold in southern Afghanistan is making progress, officials say.

Marines launch offensiveupdated: Mon Feb 15 2010 14:39:00

CNN exclusive video of the fighting as U.S. Marines launch the largest offensive of the war in Marjah, Afghanistan.

Pakistan blast kills 3 in U.S. Special Opsupdated: Wed Feb 03 2010 14:56:00

A "vicious" roadside bomb blast struck a convoy in northwestern Pakistan, killing at least seven people Wednesday, including three American troops training the country's security forces.

Company offers to stop putting biblical references on military scopesupdated: Thu Jan 21 2010 16:16:00

A manufacturer that has been inscribing Bible references on rifle sights used by U.S. troops in Iraq and Afghanistan announced Thursday that it will stop putting scripture references on products the U.S. military uses.

British journalist killed in Afghanistanupdated: Sun Jan 10 2010 12:07:00

A British journalist was killed and a second wounded in Afghanistan when the vehicle in which they were traveling struck an improvised explosive device, the Ministry of Defence said Sunday.

Marines eager, wary about leading surge into Afghanistanupdated: Tue Dec 15 2009 08:11:00

On a base accustomed to deploying Marines into some of the most hostile war zones, you would expect some hesitancy when units from here were asked to surge into some of the worst fighting since the start of the war in Afghanistan.

Obama discusses Afghanistan troop surge with general, ambassadorupdated: Tue Dec 08 2009 01:52:00

President Obama met with his top officials in Afghanistan on Monday to reiterate what is needed for the success of the troop surge he ordered, while the Pentagon announced the first U.S. forces in the surge will deploy later this month.

Afghan security situationupdated: Mon Dec 07 2009 10:33:00

CNN's Barbara Starr reports on the security situation in Afghanistan.

Militants killed in Afghan action, U.S. saysupdated: Mon Dec 07 2009 10:33:00

U.S. and allied troops have seized nine weapons caches, killed about a dozen militants and captured several others since an offensive began last week in southern Afghanistan, the U.S. Marines said Monday.

Afghan post-handover futureupdated: Fri Dec 04 2009 11:47:00

Afghan security in hands of local fighters? CNN's Chris Lawrence reports on why U.S. military leaders like the idea.

New Afghan push takes aim at militantsupdated: Fri Dec 04 2009 11:47:00

More than 1,000 troops have started a big push against insurgents in a militant stronghold of southern Afghanistan, the U.S. Marines said Friday.

President's Afghan drawdown plan called risky, 'unrealistic'updated: Wed Dec 02 2009 12:29:00

President Obama's timetable for winding down the war in Afghanistan may be too short for the United States to achieve its war aims but too long to hold American public support, observers said Tuesday.

Report: 'Bin Laden was within our grasp'updated: Sun Nov 29 2009 14:10:00

President Obama got some political cover Sunday for his upcoming announcement on sending more troops to Afghanistan.

Troops abroad, at home celebrate Thanksgivingupdated: Fri Nov 27 2009 12:38:00

Turkey, stuffing and pumpkin pie, along with a visit by the commanding general in Iraq and a phone call from President Obama, were some of the ways the White House and Pentagon helped U.S. troops overseas celebrate Thanksgiving.

General: Morale good in Iraqupdated: Fri Nov 27 2009 12:38:00

The U.S. commander in Iraq says morale among troops in Iraq is good as they celebrate Thanksgiving.

FSB: Rebuilding from real estate rubbleupdated: Thu Nov 19 2009 10:28:00

Semper fidelis, the U.S. Marine Corps motto, means "always faithful" in Latin. As a young grunt serving at Camp Lejeune, N.C., Duane Draughon learned to remain loyal to the mission -- "whatever the cost," he says.

H1N1 vaccine arrives for troops in war zones, but not enoughupdated: Wed Nov 04 2009 18:33:00

The first shipment of H1N1 vaccine set aside for U.S. troops deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan arrived late Tuesday, but it contains only half the amount requested.

Nine remain missing after midair collisionupdated: Sun Nov 01 2009 00:06:00

Rescuers were still searching Saturday for nine people missing in the Pacific off the southern California coast after a Coast Guard C-130 plane and a Marine AH-1 Cobra helicopter collided Thursday night.

Search continues for 9 in chilly Pacificupdated: Fri Oct 30 2009 22:10:00

A massive search and rescue mission continued late Friday for nine people who may have plunged into chilly Pacific water off the Southern California coast after a Coast Guard plane and a Marine helicopter collided.

Bodies' arrival 'sobering reminder,' Obama saysupdated: Thu Oct 29 2009 15:45:00

President Obama said Thursday that watching the arrival of 18 flag-draped cases containing bodies of Americans killed in Afghanistan was a "sobering reminder" of U.S. sacrifice as he prepares to decide on sending more troops there.

Obama salutes fallen soldiersupdated: Thu Oct 29 2009 15:45:00

President Obama traveled to Dover Air Force Base to witness the return of bodies from Afghanistan.

Two bombs targeted troopsupdated: Tue Oct 27 2009 21:30:00

Roadside bombs killed eight U.S. servicemembers and an Afghan civilian working with NATO troops in southern Afghanistan.

8 U.S. soldiers killed in Afghanistanupdated: Tue Oct 27 2009 21:30:00

The U.S. military suffered another day of heavy losses in Afghanistan on Tuesday as roadside bombs killed eight soldiers, two military officials told CNN.

Marines hunt down deadly IEDsupdated: Tue Oct 27 2009 19:05:00

CNN's Anderson Cooper traveled to Afghanistan in September to ride shotgun on one of the most dangerous job in the world.

Detecting IEDs is daunting challenge for U.S. militaryupdated: Tue Oct 27 2009 19:05:00

The most dangerous threat for U.S. troops in Afghanistan has come from roadside bombs -- often referred to as IEDs, short for improvised explosive devices.

Detecting IEDs a daunting challenge for U.S. militaryupdated: Tue Oct 27 2009 15:43:00

The most dangerous threat for U.S. troops in Afghanistan has come from roadside bombs -- often referred to as IEDs, short for improvised explosive devices.

FSB: Putting grisly skills to workupdated: Wed Oct 21 2009 09:09:00

Benjamin Lichtenwalner remembers the first time he cleaned up the grisly remains of a military catastrophe.

Mother's final duty to soldier son: Escort his body homeupdated: Tue Oct 20 2009 10:12:00

When the Army flew home the body of Spc. Stephan Mace from Afghanistan, his mother climbed aboard a small jet with the flag-draped coffin for the last leg of his trip.

Mother prepares to bury sonupdated: Tue Oct 20 2009 10:12:00

Kate Bolduan meets a mother and whole community bringing home a fallen soldier from Afghanistan

Behind the scenes in Obama's war council debateupdated: Mon Oct 19 2009 12:19:00

There's an air of mystery hanging over President Obama's war council, which meets in secrecy yet again this week to discuss a new strategy for Afghanistan in the highly secure White House Situation Room.

Man with breast cancer testifies that he blames Marine baseupdated: Thu Oct 08 2009 15:34:00

A man who was raised at Camp Lejeune told lawmakers Thursday that he blames contaminated water at the U.S. Marines training base for his breast cancer.

8 U.S. troops killed in battle with militants in Afghanistanupdated: Sun Oct 04 2009 21:51:00

Hundreds of militants attacked American and Afghan troops in eastern Afghanistan on Saturday, opening fire on an outpost from multiple locations with rockets, mortars and heavy-caliber machine guns, according to an initial U.S. military report on the battle.

Taliban launches attackupdated: Sun Oct 04 2009 21:51:00

A Taliban attack kills eight U.S. troops in Afghanistan. CNN's Atia Abawi reports

Senators on Afghanistan, Iranupdated: Sun Oct 04 2009 21:43:00

CNN's John King sits down with two senators -- one Democrat and one Republican -- to discuss foreign policy.

Obama adviser: Afghanistan in no immediate danger of fallingupdated: Sun Oct 04 2009 21:43:00

There is no immediate danger of Afghanistan falling to the Taliban, National Security Adviser James Jones said Sunday.

2 U.S. soldiers killed in Philippines bomb blastupdated: Fri Oct 02 2009 21:01:00

Two U.S. Army Special Forces soldiers were killed by a homemade bomb while supporting anti-terror operations on an island in the southern Philippines, Army officials said Thursday.

U.S. Marines de-Twitteredupdated: Mon Sep 28 2009 14:32:00

The U.S. Marine Corps has banned access to social networking Web sites. CNN's Chris Lawrence reports.

Poisoned patriots? Stricken Marines seek help with illnessesupdated: Sat Sep 26 2009 11:40:00

For Rick Kelly, the first sign of cancer was a feeling of discomfort in his chest.

Poisoned patriots?updated: Sat Sep 26 2009 11:40:00

A group of men, some of whom defended this country, have developed a very rare disease. CNN's Abbie Boudreau investigates.

Male breast cancer patients blame water at Marine baseupdated: Fri Sep 25 2009 16:15:00

The sick men are Marines, or sons of Marines. All 20 of them were based at or lived at Camp Lejeune, the U.S. Marine Corps' training base in North Carolina, between the 1960s and the 1980s.

Combo vaccine reduces risk of HIV infection, researchers sayupdated: Thu Sep 24 2009 09:53:00

A vaccine to prevent HIV infection, the virus that leads to AIDS, has shown modest results for the first time, researchers have found, raising hopes that a disease that kills millions every year may someday be beaten.

HIV vaccine brings new hopeupdated: Thu Sep 24 2009 09:53:00

CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta says the excitement surrounding a new HIV vaccine is justified.

Afghan leader backs U.S. military call for more troopsupdated: Mon Sep 21 2009 15:59:00

Afghan President Hamid Karzai said Monday that he backs a recommendation from the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan to boost American troop levels in the embattled Islamic nation.

In Afghanistan, troops trying to blend in betterupdated: Wed Sep 16 2009 22:30:00

U.S. Army ground commanders in Afghanistan say they need help, fast. That's not a request for more troops, but a request from commanders who say the current camouflage uniform is not blending well in the diverse countryside.

Reassessing Obama's 'war of necessity'updated: Wed Sep 16 2009 07:50:00

As support for the war in Afghanistan dips to an all-time low, some leading lawmakers are questioning President Obama's approach to what he calls a "war of necessity."

Green Zone under fireupdated: Tue Sep 15 2009 16:10:00

CNN's Chris Lawrence reports on Baghdad's Green Zone coming under fire amid Vice President Biden's visit.

Baghdad's International Zone attacked as Biden visitsupdated: Tue Sep 15 2009 16:10:00

The highly fortified International Zone in Baghdad came under fire the same day that Vice President Joe Biden paid a surprise visit, an Interior Ministry official told CNN.

Poll: Support for Afghan war at all-time lowupdated: Tue Sep 15 2009 10:47:00

Support for the war in Afghanistan is at an all-time low, according to a new national poll.

Senators on Afghanistan warupdated: Tue Sep 15 2009 10:47:00

Watch as three senators -- two Dems and one Republican -- discuss the next steps in the U.S. mission in Afghanistan.

Pentagon plans troops to target roadside Afghanistan bombsupdated: Fri Sep 11 2009 23:11:00

Defense Secretary Robert Gates is expected to approve sending thousands of additional forces to Afghanistan to deal with the growing threat from roadside bombs, Pentagon spokesman Geoff Morrell said Friday.

U.S. envoy: Timeline for troops leaving Iraq on trackupdated: Thu Sep 10 2009 14:58:00

The U.S. ambassador to Iraq said Thursday that Iraq is making enough progress to stay on track for withdrawing all American troops by the end of next year.

Four U.S. troops killed in Iraq roadside blastsupdated: Tue Sep 08 2009 12:42:00

Roadside bombings in Iraq killed four American troops and seven Iraqis in a flurry of attacks Tuesday corresponding with a Muslim holy month when insurgents regularly step up their fighting.

Commentary: Get real about Afghanistanupdated: Fri Sep 04 2009 11:23:00

As someone who often takes a conservative stance on issues, I once again find myself in the curious position of defending President Obama to disillusioned critics within his own liberal base. And once again, I'm glad to do it.

U.S. military drops contract profiling reportersupdated: Mon Aug 31 2009 22:56:00

A U.S. military contract that drew fire for creating profiles to rate the output of journalists as well as coverage of the Afghanistan war is being terminated, according to U.S. military officials.

U.S. commander says Afghan war winnable, new strategy neededupdated: Mon Aug 31 2009 18:20:00

Success is achievable in Afghanistan if the United States revises its strategy there, the top U.S. commander in that country said in a statement issued Monday.

August is deadliest month for U.S. military in Afghanistanupdated: Fri Aug 28 2009 12:21:00

August has become the deadliest month for the U.S. military in Afghanistan since the U.S. invasion after the attacks of September 11, 2001.

More troops may be needed to bolster Afghanistanupdated: Mon Aug 24 2009 12:45:00

Adm. Michael Mullen, the highest-ranking man in the U.S. military, said the situation in Afghanistan is getting worse, as fresh indications emerge that President Obama soon could be asked to commit more American troops.

Deadliest day in Iraqupdated: Sat Aug 22 2009 15:32:00

Deadliest day in Iraq since the US military handed security over to the Iraqi's. CNN's Arwa Damon reports.

Army takes steps but deployments still strain familiesupdated: Sat Aug 22 2009 15:32:00

They are lined up neatly, but casually, waiting to be outfitted for another trip to the place they call "The Sand Box."

Afghans cast their votesupdated: Fri Aug 21 2009 15:28:00

CNN's Ivan Watson is at a polling station in Afghanistan, where the right to vote is taken very seriously.

Despite election, U.S. troops in Afghanistan for long haulupdated: Fri Aug 21 2009 15:28:00

Americans shouldn't expect to see the 62,000 U.S. troops in Afghanistan come home any time soon, no matter who is declared the victor in the country's presidential election.

Report: Six arrested in al Qaeda plot on U.S. base in Kuwaitupdated: Tue Aug 11 2009 14:35:00

Kuwaiti security forces arrested six Kuwaitis linked to al Qaeda who planned to attack a U.S. military installation, the country's state-run news agency reported Tuesday.

Marines ban Twitter, Facebook, other sitesupdated: Tue Aug 04 2009 12:09:00

The U.S. Marine Corps has banned Twitter, Facebook, MySpace and other social media sites from its networks, effective immediately.

Suspect in gay sailor's death commits suicideupdated: Sat Aug 01 2009 02:38:00

A sailor accused of killing another sailor was found dead in his cell in a southern California military jail, officials said Friday.

Petraeus: Iraq remains center of terrorism fightupdated: Fri Jul 24 2009 22:54:00

Iraq is still the center of the U.S. battle against terrorism even as American troops shift their focus toward the nearly eight-year-old war in Afghanistan, the U.S. commander in the region said Friday.

Four U.S. troops killed in Afghanistanupdated: Mon Jul 20 2009 22:26:00

Four U.S. troops were killed in eastern Afghanistan on Monday in what NATO's International Security Assistance Force said was a roadside bombing, according to a senior U.S. official there.

Gates open to more troops in Afghanistan, if necessaryupdated: Fri Jul 17 2009 14:11:00

It is possible more U.S. troops could be added in Afghanistan if the new U.S. commander there needs them, but Defense Secretary Robert Gates said he does not expect a significant increase.

Reporter's notebook: Afghans skeptical of U.S. offensiveupdated: Fri Jul 17 2009 12:33:00

In the largest U.S. military operation since Falluja in Iraq, thousands of U.S. Marines recently poured into southern Afghanistan in a bid to turn the war around, win over the Afghan people and push out the Taliban.

7 U.S. troops, linguist wounded in blast in Iraqupdated: Mon Jul 13 2009 11:21:00

A blast outside a local council meeting in northern Iraq wounded seven U.S. troops and a linguist, U.S. military officials said Monday.

U.S. commander: More Afghan troops needed in Taliban pushupdated: Wed Jul 08 2009 20:18:00

The commander of the U.S. Marines conducting a push against the Taliban in southern Afghanistan said Wednesday that more Afghan security forces are needed to do the job.

Official: Afghan militants fled dressed as womenupdated: Mon Jul 06 2009 16:30:00

Insurgents locked in a standoff with U.S. Marines tricked them by dressing up as women to escape, a task force spokesman said Monday.

U.S. strategic shift: Win, hold Afghan territoryupdated: Mon Jul 06 2009 13:54:00

As Marines mount a new U.S. push to force Taliban fighters from a stronghold in southern Afghanistan, a new military strategy is taking root.

2 U.S. troops killed in Afghanistanupdated: Sun Jul 05 2009 03:11:00

Two separate militant assaults Saturday in the southeastern Afghan province of Paktika led to the deaths of two U.S. soldiers and at least 42 insurgents, military officials said.

Iraqis want educational, scientific assistance, says VP Bidenupdated: Sat Jul 04 2009 23:33:00

Iraqis "want us want us to be engaged with them in helping them realize their potential," said Vice President Joe Biden after leaving Baghdad on Saturday.

Fourth of July in Iraqupdated: Sat Jul 04 2009 23:33:00

CNN's Michael Ware takes a look at how one Army division is celebrating the Fourth of July in Iraq.

Marines targeting Taliban in Afghan pushupdated: Fri Jul 03 2009 16:13:00

U.S. Marines on Friday kept up a major push against entrenched militants in southern Afghanistan in an attempt to rout the Taliban from their stronghold in Helmand province, Marine Capt. William Pelletier said.

U.S. soldier capturedupdated: Fri Jul 03 2009 16:13:00

The Taliban took a U.S. soldier hostage as CNN's Atia Abawi reports.

U.S. launches 'major operation' in Afghanistanupdated: Thu Jul 02 2009 17:27:00

A Marine was killed in action and several others wounded Thursday in a major U.S.-led offensive in southern Afghanistan, the Marines said.

Brothers fight in Afghanistanupdated: Thu Jul 02 2009 17:27:00 writer Thom Patterson talks to Naamua Delaney about the story of three brothers serving together in Afghanistan.

Karzai demands U.S. forces turn over Afghan killing suspectsupdated: Wed Jul 01 2009 22:24:00

Tensions mounted between U.S.-led coalition forces and the Afghan government Monday, as Afghan President Hamid Karzai demanded U.S. troops hand over private security guards suspected of involvement in the killing of a top Kandahar law enforcement official.

'Important day' in Iraqupdated: Wed Jul 01 2009 13:51:00

Gen. Ray Odierno discusses the importance of American troops pulling out from Iraqi towns and cities.

Poll: Nearly three-quarters favor pullout from Iraqi citiesupdated: Tue Jun 30 2009 07:33:00

A national poll suggests that nearly three-quarters of all Americans support the plan to withdraw most U.S. combat troops from Iraqi cities and towns, even though most respondents said they think the troop movements will lead to an increase in violence in that country.

Historic moment in Iraq marked with street festivalupdated: Mon Jun 29 2009 20:37:00

Iraqis welcomed the Tuesday deadline for American troops to leave their towns and cities with a street festival in Baghdad, though fears of renewed violence tempered celebrations of what their government called "National Sovereignty Day."

U.S. troops begin to leave Iraqupdated: Mon Jun 29 2009 20:37:00

CNN's Michael Ware looks at the upcoming U.S. withdrawal from Iraqi cities.

Stars and Stripes accuses U.S. military of censorship in Iraqupdated: Tue Jun 23 2009 19:20:00

Stars and Stripes, the newspaper that receives U.S. military funding to help it cover and get distributed free to American forces in war zones, complained Tuesday of censorship by military authorities in Iraq.

Wave of bombings kill at least 22 in Baghdadupdated: Mon Jun 22 2009 16:58:00

A series of five bombings killed at least 22 people and wounded dozens of others Monday in Baghdad, the Iraqi Interior Ministry said.

Mosul deadline loomingupdated: Mon Jun 22 2009 16:58:00

CNN's Phil Black goes on patrol with U.S. forces in Mosul, Iraq, as they prepare to withdraw from the city.

Probe into Afghan civilian deaths: Airstrikes 'appropriate'updated: Fri Jun 19 2009 18:40:00

The U.S. military's use of airpower in a fight in Afghanistan was "appropriate" but it did kill civilians unintentionally, a U.S. military investigation concluded in a report released Friday.

Mullen: U.S. responsible for civilian deaths in Afghan battleupdated: Thu Jun 18 2009 21:00:00

The U.S. military is responsible for civilian deaths during a firefight with Taliban militia in May in western Afghanistan, the nation's highest ranking military officer said Thursday.

Army: Suicide rate among soldiers continues on record paceupdated: Thu Jun 11 2009 18:30:00

The suicide rate among U.S. Army soldiers jumped in May -- continuing a four-month upward trend and on a record pace for a second straight year, according to Army statistics released Thursday.

U.S. Military burning bibles?updated: Fri May 22 2009 02:24:00

CNN's Brian Todd reports on brushback from Christians over the U.S. military burning bibles in Afghanistan.

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