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  • Who wins postelection Afghanistan? A new president? Or the Taliban?

     Who wins postelection Afghanistan? A new president? Or the Taliban?
    We don't yet know who the next president of Afghanistan will be. But there are good omens: •The recent Afghan vote, its outcome still unresolved, was substantially cleaner than the corruption-filled, ballot-box-stuffing 2009 election of President...
  • 2nd DNA test confirms ID of U.S. soldier buried in France after World War II

    An American forensic lab announced Monday that it confirmed through DNA testing that the remains recovered from a German ossuary in France are those of U.S. Army Pfc. Lawrence S. Gordon, who was mistakenly buried with the enemy after World War II. DNA...
  • Pacifist yogi or al-Qaida threat? Guantanamo parole board to decide

    Ghaleb al-Bihani is either a one-time, gun-toting cook from war-torn Afghanistan turned yoga-practicing pacifist inside Guantanamo's communal prison blocks or he is a trained extremist ripe to rejoin al-Qaida if he's returned to his native Yemen. Those...
  • Pentagon: Pratt Must Push Harder To Cut F-35 Engine Cost

    WASHINGTON — Pratt & Whitney, the engine-making unit of United Technologies Corp., must redouble efforts to lower the cost of the single F135 engine it builds for the Lockheed Martin Corp F-35 fighter jet, a top U.S. military official said Monday....
  • Afghan election concludes: Little violence, lots of votes to count

    MAIDAN SHAHR, Afghanistan — Afghanistan passed the first major test of the impending post-American era on Saturday with an election that featured a robust turnout, minimal violence and few glaring reports of cheating as voters began the process of...
  • 'Verbal altercation' may have led to Fort Hood rampage: Army

    'Verbal altercation' may have led to Fort Hood rampage: Army
    The suspected gunman at Fort Hood in Texas argued heatedly with fellow soldiers before going on a shooting spree that left three dead and 16 injured at the sprawling U.S. Army base, a military investigator said on Friday. Ivan Lopez, a 34-year-old...
  • Court hears case of military intrigue, sex abuse, fraud

    Court hears case of military intrigue, sex abuse, fraud
    A Palm Beach County man with a mysterious past is at the center of a federal investigation that includes allegations he stole thousands of U.S. military emails, was reading up on how to be a spy, tried to conceal large financial transactions and committed...
  • Home from war, our soldiers continue to die

    March ended with this uplifting news: For the first time in seven years, no U.S. soldiers died that month in combat. Not one. It's a relieving statistic, suggesting that the heavy toll in lives of U.S. military intervention is coming to an end. That...
  • Afghan police officer kills Western journalist in Khowst province

    KABUL, Afghanistan — An Afghan police officer turned his weapon on two Western journalists Friday, killing one and wounding the other inside a security forces compound in eastern Afghanistan on the eve of the country's closely watched presidential...
  • Soldiers Dying In Battle For Mental Health

    March ended with this uplifting news: For the first time in seven years, no U.S. soldiers died that month in combat. Not one. It's a relieving statistic, suggesting that the heavy toll in lives of U.S. military intervention is coming to an end. That...
  • Fort Hood shootings could be a sign of wars' toll

    WASHINGTON For years after the 9/11 attacks, Americans worried about fundamentalist Islamic cells infiltrating the homeland and radical jihadists hiding in their midst. The latest mass shooting at a U.S. military base and the second in less than five...
  • Fort Hood shooting: Army names shooter, says he had mental illness

    Fort Hood shooting: Army names shooter, says he had mental illness
    The commander of the Fort Hood Army base in Texas on Thursday identified the soldier suspected of shooting dead three people and wounding 16 on Wednesday as Ivan Lopez, 34, and said he was originally from Puerto Rico. Lieutenant General Mark Milley told...