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U.S. safety watchdog says 303 deaths linked to recalled GM cars

In the Media by Paul Lienert (Reuters)

Shutdown stops death benefit payments to US veterans

Americans are being reminded that the war in Afghanistan is still going on as families of US soldiers killed there are being denied death benefits.
In the Media by Robert Weller - 5 comments

Op-Ed: Afghanistan — Soldiers and civilians die, the US rents a warlord

Washington - As the war in Afghanistan winds down there are more questions than answers relating to the accomplishments in more than a decade of war. Politicians want a positive spin, to tout success, but recent revelations of corruption tell a different story.
In the Media by Karl Gotthardt - 12 comments

Op-Ed: Pakistan's alliance with the US and the Afghanistan war

Islamabad - Afghan Security Forces, for the most part, have taken the lead in taking the fight to the Taliban. NATO provides cover with air support and financial support. A US residual force to retain influence in the region is planned after NATO withdraws in 2014.
In the Media by Karl Gotthardt - 11 comments

Op-Ed: NATO withdrawal and the ability of the Afghan National Army

Washington - As NATO prepares to withdraw from Afghanistan in 2014, politicians and military leaders highlight the positive in an attempt to convince the public that the war yielded positive results. The Taliban is targeting Afghan forces in its spring offensive.
In the Media by Karl Gotthardt - 10 comments

Afghanistan: Mounting casualties and Karzai's demands

This has been a particularly violent week in Afghanistan. While only one US soldier was killed in action this week and 14 wounded, the targeting of Afghan Security Forces by insurgents is on the rise and this week nine Afghan Police members were killed.
In the Media by Karl Gotthardt - 7 comments

Op-Ed: Afghanistan: Casualties and the future of NATO post 2014

Washington - NATO Defense ministers met in Brussels on Thursday and Friday, taking stock on the progress in Afghanistan. DOD reports indicate that there were no US soldiers killed in Afghanistan this week, however one NATO soldier was killed on Friday.
In the Media by Karl Gotthardt - 2 comments

Afghanistan: US military records second week without KIAs

Washington - The second week has passed without any US or NATO soldiers killed in Afghanistan. 15 soldiers, however were wounded in action (WIA) this week. The low casualties may be due to the break in the fighting season.
In the Media by Karl Gotthardt - 2 comments

DOD: US Military Casualties in Afghanistan as of 25 January 2013

Washington - As the war winds down in Afghanistan, so does the number of NATO casualties. This week one US soldier was killed in action (KIA) and 14 were injured. A Polish NATO soldier was also killed. The US soldier was killed by an improvised explosive device.
In the Media by Karl Gotthardt - 15 comments

Roadside bomb kills 5 civilians on bus in Afghanistan

Ghazni - A bus has been hit by a bomb on Sunday morning in Afghanistan's Ghanzi province. Five people were killed and eleven were injured.
In the Media by Anne Sewell

Bangkok clashes result in 21 deaths among army and protesters

Bangkok - A violent clash between army and protesters last night left 4 army personnel dead and 17 red-shirt demonstrators. Finally, the army was forced to retreat and even left several tanks behind in the streets of the old city.
In the Media by R. C. Camphausen

14 Americans Killed in Helicopter Mishaps

One helicopter was shot down and two collided in midair in Afghanistan overnight leaving fourteen Americans, eleven military personnel and 3 civilians, dead.
In the Media by Bob Gordon

U.S. soldier casualities rise sharply in Iraq

U.S. troops based in Iraq faced an increase in the amount of casualties in May. This is the biggest surge in numbers since September 2008.
In the Media by Jane Fazackarley - 6 comments

Nine American Soldiers Killed in Latest Attack on US Base in Afganistan

Reportedly the deadliest attack in three years, nine US soldiers are killed and fifteen wounded in this latest attack in Afganistan.
In the Media by Sheba - 2 comments

Op-Ed: 4,000 U.S. dead in Iraq, and the media's role in war reporting

The BBC has done an article, “Iraq shows limits of US power”. It’s by an editor/ correspondent who’s been in Iraq since the invasion. As a military analysis, it’s fairer than most. It also highlights the media’s role in Iraq as a global issue.
In the Media by Paul Wallis - 17 comments

American Casualties: The Price of Success in Iraq

As America welcomes reports of a decreased amount of violence in Iraq, the military is faced with a grim reality that the amount of deaths of American Troops in Iraq is at a high.
In the Media by Samantha A. Torrence - 79 comments

How Will We Care For Our Wounded? The Terrifying Plight of the US Soldier

We hear the death count every day. 3,500 US soldiers have died in Iraq. But what of the wounded? Those maimed, burned, broken and mentally damaged, whose numbers now exceed 35,000 and rising. How will we care for all of our disabled veterans?
In the Media by Pamela Jean - 5 comments

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