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For all of the recent talk about downsizing the Department of Defense (DoD), deciding how large and well equipped the U.S. armed forces is not a function of whim or fancy but a methodical process actually prescribed by law, or at least it's supposed to...
Contributing columnistNearly every national or international beauty contest features a question period when some aspiring beauty queen voices her desire for “world peace” in answer to an innocuous puffball question. However, this year, as in the past, world peace...
A Winchester resident assumed command of a combat company stationed in Afghanistan last week. Capt. Christopher Blackburn assumed command of the 530th Engineer Clearance Company during a Change of Command ceremony at FOB (Forward Operating Base) Walton...
There is a picture Tom Hunter likes to look at of his son. The little boy is 3 years old, with platinum blond hair and Mickey Mouse house shoes. This photo, Tom Hunter says, is Jimmy, before he was Staff Sgt. James Hunter, decorated Army journalist,...
It is clear that the Obama administration and the U.S. military have a monumental problem in Afghanistan. The recent murder spree, by Army Sgt. Robert Bales, of innocent civilians compounds the problem. Let me say this up front: I have the highest...
Tags: Murder, Robert Bales, U.S. Military
firstname.lastname@example.orgThis weekend in Richmond, Congressman Ben Chandler presented Sgt. First Class Timothy McClish of Jessamine County with a Bronze Star for his service during Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan. “To get a medal or token from the U.S. military,...
As of this morning, Fort Campbell had lost 32 assigned soldiers in 2011, all serving in Afghanistan. One was 27-year-old Sgt. Jeremy R. Summers of Mount Olivet, who died July 14 — the first casualty from Kentucky since Staff Sgt. Alan L. Snyder,...
Tags: Kentucky, Health, Pakistan, U.S. Military, Injuries and Wounds
Associated PressKABUL, Afghanistan (AP) - Insurgents shot down a U.S. military helicopter during fighting in eastern Afghanistan, killing 30 Americans, most of them belonging to the same elite Navy SEALs unit that killed Osama bin Laden, as well as seven Afghan...
Tuesday, a Pentagon spokesman warned about “reading too much into a single combat incident” that killed 30 U.S. servicemen over the weekend, but there is a danger in not considering it at all, and questioning the planning and execution of a...
For most of us, it’s the season of sun, sand and backyard barbecues. But the U.S. Conference of Mayors seems to think it’s Christmas. And all because of one key sentence in President Barack Obama’s recent address on withdrawing forces...
Almost exactly nineteen years ago, a plane lumbered across the pocked runway of the Mogadishu airport and a young Marine, a veteran of two wars in three years, looked out of the departing plane’s window, sniffed and said, “Thirty days.”...
A soldier with Winchester connections was killed in Afghanistan Saturday, according to reports from The Boston Globe and other sources. A Department of Defense report stated that Sgt. Alan Snyder, 28, of Blackstone, Mass., and three other soldiers, Sgt....
Tags: Human Interest, U.S. Army, John Kerry
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