Army investigators found nearly half a million field reports from Iraq and Afghanistan on a flash card found among the belongings of Pfc. Bradley Manning, with a note suggesting that an unnamed recipient "sit on this information" while deciding how best to distribute it, according to hearing testimony Monday.
U.S. officials declared an end to the mission in Iraq on Thursday, lowering the flag used by the American forces in a ceremony at Baghdad International Airport attended by Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta and Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
A military hearing for Army Private First Class Bradley Manning, the former intelligence analyst accused of giving classified materials about the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq to WikiLeaks, will be held at Fort Meade next month, his attorney said Monday.
The buzz of propellers drifted down over the airfield as the stubby gray plane came into view. The loadmaster from the Maryland Air National Guard crew dropped the rear hatch open. One by one, six soldiers filed out of the airplane and into the sky.
Chris Schepers, a physical education teacher at Arbutus Middle School, will leave home to serve in Afghanistan on Nov. 10. Schepers, a member of the National Guard, has left an impact on the students, staff and parents, the school's principal said.
Towson native Nicholas Walters has launched a grassroots campaign to build a National Afghanistan and Iraq Veterans Memorial, in Washington. He's the project's unpaid executive director, while his father serves on the nonprofit's board of directors.