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Ethan McCord

Iraq Vet

October 12th, 2010

360 Degrees of Rotational Fire

When we deployed we were told that the only way for us to effectively maintain control over our AO (area of operation) was to, in a sense, out-terrorize the terrorists. We were to make the people of Iraq fear us and the repercussions from us more so than the insurgents. ... continue reading

Michael Prysner

Iraq War Veteran, Anti-War Activist

August 22nd, 2010

The truth about the 'end of combat operations'

Early in the month, on Aug. 7, Army Specialist Faith Hinkley dove for cover from a rocket propelled grenade while on her base in Iraq. She was hit with shrapnel from the explosion, and bled to death in Baghdad. She was 23 years old.A week later, on Aug. 15, Army ... continue reading

August 20th, 2010

Withdrawal Reports Anger Families and Soldiers Fighting in Iraq

Recent reports have been touting the end of combat operations in Iraq, saying the last of the combat troops have left, but the reports are angering some of the tens of thousands of troops who are still there and will remain there. Just Thursday morning, Capt. Christopher Ophardt, spokesman for ... continue reading

August 12th, 2010

Pleasanton Marine killed in Afghanistan

PLEASANTON — To his family, Sgt. Jose Luis Saenz III was just about everything — a U.S. Marine, a prankster, an only son and a twin brother.More than anything, relatives said, Saenz was fearless, the kind of person who stayed strong even in the toughest of times.This week, his family ... continue reading

August 12th, 2010

VIDEO: Pleasanton family mourns Marine killed in Afghanistan

A second local man was killed in Afghanistan this week. The family of Sgt. Jose Luis Saenz tells us he was hit by an improvised explosive device (IED) on Monday.The 30-year-old went to high school in Pleasanton before joining the Marines eight years ago.He is the oldest of four. His ... continue reading

July 28th, 2010

New details emerge surrounding Spc. Bergdahl's capture

BOISE - U.S. military commanders ordered all operations stopped in the moments after Spc. Bowe Bergdahl was reported missing in Afghanistan June 30, 2009, new secret military documents reveal.Within hours, soldiers started looking for the Hailey, Idaho, native using various tactics including drones, a paratrooper, a tracking dog team and ... continue reading

July 13th, 2010

Most bombs in Afghan war 'made from banned fertiliser'

KABUL — The overwhelming majority of the bombs used to devastating effect by the Taliban in Afghanistan are made from a fertiliser that has been banned by the Kabul government, the defence ministry said Monday.Ammonium nitrate is the basic ingredient of 80 percent of the crude bombs that are killing ... continue reading

July 12th, 2010

VIDEO: Wife of Louisville soldier killed in action says he died a hero

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – A Louisville soldier is one of three American service personnel killed in action in Afghanistan. Nineteen-year-old Pfc. Michael S. Pridham died July 6 in Qalat from wounds he suffered when his vehicle  was attacked by insurgents with an IED. Pridham's wife, 17-year-old Deidre says it's all hard to believe. "He ... continue reading

June 21st, 2010

9 ISAF soldiers killed in Afghanistan

Kabul, Afghanistan (CNN) -- Nine members of NATO-led forces were killed Monday in several attacks in Afghanistan, officials said. Two U.S. soldiers were killed when an improvised explosive device detonated Monday in eastern Afghanistan, NATO-led forces said. Lt. Col. Tadd Sholtis, a spokesman for the International Security Assistance Force, said ... continue reading

June 7th, 2010

10 NATO soldiers killed in Afghanistan in single day

KABUL (AFP) – NATO announced late Monday the deaths of seven more alliance soldiers in Afghanistan, bringing the toll for the day to 10."Today 10 ISAF soldiers were killed in Afghanistan," a spokesman for the International Security Assistance Force told AFP.Five of the soldiers died after an improvised explosive device ... continue reading

May 27th, 2010

NATO soldier killed in southern Afghanistan

KABUL (AFP) – A bomb favoured by the Taliban has killed a foreign soldier in southern Afghanistan, NATO said Thursday, bringing the number of international troops killed in the country this year to 219.NATO's International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) said the soldier, whose nationality was not revealed, "died following an ... continue reading

May 22nd, 2010

Three soldiers, one civilian killed in Afghanistan

KABUL – Three foreign soldiers and one civilian working with NATO's International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) were killed in two separate incidents in southern Afghanistan Saturday, the alliance said."Two ISAF service members and a civilian working with ISAF died following an insurgent attack in southern Afghanistan today," ISAF said, without ... continue reading

May 13th, 2010

Karzai's Bad Boy Brother Selling Material to Kill U.S. Troops

Qalat, Zabul Province, Afghanistan — On May 7, General David Petraeus held a meeting with the owner of a Kandahar company that legally sells ammonium nitrate. This fertilizer is a key ingredient of home made explosives (HME) used in the improvised explosive devices (IEDs) or vehicle-borne explosive devices (VBIEDs) that ... continue reading

March 27th, 2010

US troop deaths double in Afghanistan

KABUL – The number of U.S. troops killed in Afghanistan has roughly doubled in the first three months of 2010 compared to the same period last year as Washington has added tens of thousands of additional soldiers to reverse the Taliban's momentum.Those deaths have been accompanied by a dramatic spike ... continue reading

March 26th, 2010

Two NATO soldiers, five Afghans killed in unrest

KABUL — Two NATO soldiers and two Afghan mine clearers have been killed in bombings in southern Afghanistan, while three policemen died in a clash with Taliban fighters, officials and NATO said Wednesday.The two NATO casualties, from the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF), bring to 133 the number of foreign ... continue reading

February 3rd, 2010

Bomb kills two US soldiers in Afghanistan: NATO

KABUL — A bomb attack killed two US soldiers in the volatile southern region of Afghanistan, pushing the death toll of foreign troops in the country to over 50 for the year so far, NATO said Wednesday.In a brief statement, NATO's International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) said the two soldiers ... continue reading

January 25th, 2010

Five US soldiers killed in Afghan unrest

KABUL — Five US soldiers have been killed in bombings over the past 24 hours in Afghanistan, NATO's international Security Assistance Force (ISAF) said Sunday.Two of the troopers were killed in a home-made bomb explosion in the country's south, where the insurgency is most intense, the force said in a ... continue reading

December 28th, 2009

Troops deaths in Afghan war seen rising with surge

KABUL — The arrival in Afghanistan of tens of thousands of reinforcements to fight the Taliban will lead to a higher death rate among foreign troops, adding pressure on Western leaders to get out altogether, officials say.Militants fighting for the overthrow of the Kabul government promised to turn Afghanistan into ... continue reading

December 28th, 2009

U.S. Troop Fatalities Double in Afghanistan

A U.S. soldier killed in Afghanistan on Sunday raised the American death toll in 2009 to exactly twice the number of those soldiers killed there in that country in 2008. After eight years in Afghanistan, 940 U.S.—and 613 coalition—soldiers have died.  Casualty statistics are available at iCasualties.  —JCLAgence France-Presse via ... continue reading

December 26th, 2009

US soldier killed in Afghanistan bomb attack: NATO

KABUL — An American soldier has been killed by a roadside bomb while serving with NATO forces in southern Afghanistan, the alliance said Saturday.NATO's International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) said the soldier died on Friday, but gave no details of where the incident took place.The death of the American, who ... continue reading

October 13th, 2009

Staff Sgt. Aaron Taylor, Northland Marine, killed in Afghanistan

DULUTH - Marine Corps Staff Sergeant Aaron Taylor, 27, was killed in Afghanistan while on foot patrol."I can't believe it yet, I still feel like I’m going to wake up and find out it was a dream," said his grandmother, Adeline Taylor of Duluth.  She still cannot believe that her ... continue reading

October 13th, 2009

Soldier from Walker, MN Killed In Afghanistan

A Soldier from Walker, Minnesota has died in the line of Duty. The Minnesota Guard says Specialist George W. Cauley was hit by an IED in the Helmand province of Afghanistan on October 7th.The soldier assigned to the 114th Truck company passed away as a result of his injuries on ... continue reading

August 25th, 2009

Deadliest year for troops in Afghanistan

By Sardar Ahmad (AFP) KABUL — A roadside bomb blast killed four US soldiers in Afghanistan on Tuesday, making 2009 the deadliest year recorded for foreign troops in the country since the US-led invasion ousted the Taliban in 2001.The grim milestone was likely to further fuel political debate in Washington, ... continue reading

August 23rd, 2009

Soldier From Concord Killed In Afghanistan

US Army Infantryman Killed Thursday WMUR 9 CONCORD, N.H. -- Army Spc. Justin Pellerin, 21, of Concord, was killed in Afghanistan Thursday while serving with his unit. The soldier is reported to be 21-year-old Justin Pellerin, a U.S. Army infantryman. Pellerin was a member of a unit based out of ... continue reading

July 28th, 2009

Armageddon at the Top of the World: Not! Juan Cole

TomDispatchWHAT, what, what, What's the news from Swat? Sad news, Bad news, Comes by the cable led Through the Indian Ocean's bed, Through the Persian Gulf, the Red Sea and the Med- Iterranean -- he 's dead; The Ahkoond is dead! -- George Thomas Lanigan Despite being among the poorest ... continue reading

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