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  • Hearing begins in alleged plot to murder Afghans

    Despite the array of prescription drugs he was taking, an Army soldier’s videotaped statement describing how he and his colleagues randomly killed three Afghan civilians appeared to be a reliable …


  • Gregoire orders flags lowered for Army pilot

    Washington Gov. Chris Gregoire has ordered flags at state buildings to be lowered to half staff Wednesday in memory of an Army helicopter pilot from Battle Ground who died in …


  • NATO death toll hits milestone

    Kabul, Afghanistan – Nine NATO soldiers were killed Tuesday in a helicopter crash in southern Afghanistan, military officials said, making 2010 the deadliest year for the U.S.-led international force in …


  • Veterans eligible for ‘stop loss’ pay must apply by Oct. 21

    The White House advised veterans whose service in Iraq and Afghanistan was involuntarily extended during the Bush administration that they are eligible for back pay under legislation signed by President …


  • Army: Fort Lewis-based sergeant kept body parts

    New documents released by the Army say a staff sergeant charged in a conspiracy to murder civilians kept Afghan body parts and threatened his subordinates.


  • Obama ends Iraq combat effort: Time to turn page

    Fiercely opposed to the war from the start, President Barack Obama formally ended the U.S. combat role in Iraq after seven long years of bloodshed, declaring firmly tonight: “It is …


  • Army: Lewis-McChord soldiers plotted to kill Afghans

    Seven more soldiers from a Stryker brigade at Joint Base Lewis-McChord have been charged in connection with a conspiracy to kill Afghan civilians.


  • Military dog Lucky nears retirement having lived up to name

    Lucky, a military working dog based at Fairchild Air Force Base, has served four tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan. His keen nose and no-nonsense ferocity are assets in …


  • Taliban slay 10 aid workers

    KABUL, Afghanistan – Taliban fighters gunned down a 10-member international medical team, including six Americans, in the wilds of northern Afghanistan, the aid group and local officials said Saturday, in …


  • Petraeus affirms restrictions

    WASHINGTON – Afghanistan commander Army Gen. David Petraeus has renewed orders to American troops to refrain from calling in artillery or air power when battling Taliban forces unless they’re certain …


  • War rules aid troop safety, study finds

    WASHINGTON – Efforts to reduce civilian casualties by restricting U.S. airstrikes and other uses of force in Afghanistan are also sparing American troops from attack, according to a new study …


  • Gates says withdrawal will begin slowly

    WASHINGTON – Defense Secretary Robert Gates suggested Sunday that only a small portion of the U.S. force in Afghanistan will begin to return home next year, when an Obama administration …


  • Leak fears could stifle information exchange

    WASHINGTON – Dismayed by the massive war-documents leak, intelligence experts are raising alarms that post-Sept. 11 changes promoting information sharing have made it too easy to lose control of the …


  • Military amps up sailor search

    WASHINGTON – The body of a sailor who was killed in a Taliban ambush arrived home in the United States Tuesday as the military continued a massive search for his …


  • Seattle sailor missing in Afghanistan; Taliban claims capture

    A West Seattle sailor missing in Afghanistan is the target of a massive search, The Seattle Times reported on its website today.


  • Leaks give detailed accounts of war

    WASHINGTON – Some 90,000 leaked U.S. military records posted online Sunday amount to a blow-by-blow account of six years of the Afghanistan war, including unreported incidents of Afghan civilian killings …


  • Afghanistan’s president agrees to withdrawal plan

    KABUL – Joined by leaders from Iran to America, President Hamid Karzai embraced plans Tuesday for Afghan forces to begin taking control of their country by next summer. Amid smothering …


  • Taliban killing more civilians

    KABUL, Afghanistan – Taliban insurgents are carrying out more attacks this year than at any time since early in the war, killing increasing numbers of civilians as U.S.-led forces push …


  • L.A. cops teach Marines how to train Afghan police

    LOS ANGELES – A tough-talking, muscular Los Angeles police sergeant steadily rattled off tips to a young Marine riding shotgun as they raced in a patrol car to a drug …


  • RNC’s Steele stumps in Tacoma, pledges support for troops

    TACOMA – The embattled national chairman of the Republican Party insisted he is behind American troops in Afghanistan “1,000 percent” as he urged GOP faithful here to fight for election …


  • Family, friends honor Spokane Valley Marine killed in Afghanistan

    Joshua R. Dumaw was remembered Thursday as a man of courage, loyalty, and leadership; a man of adventure who had an endless smile for any soul who crossed his path. …


  • Family, friends remember slain Marine

    Joshua R. Dumaw was remembered Thursday as a man of courage, loyalty, and leadership; a man of adventure who had an endless smile for any soul who crossed his path. …


  • Increasing casualties expected

    WASHINGTON – U.S. troop deaths in Afghanistan, which reached record highs in the last two months, will continue climbing, a top U.S. military commander warned Wednesday, because the military is …


  • Services today for killed Marine from Spokane Valley

    A memorial service for a 23-year-old Marine killed last month during combat operations in Afghanistan will be today in Spokane Valley.


  • Amy Goodman: War needs cutoff, not PR

    “General Petraeus is a military man constantly at war with the facts,” began the MoveOn.org attack ad against Gen. David Petraeus back in 2007, after he had delivered a report …


  • Idaho town honors missing soldier

    BOISE – In a solemn procession, dozens of people on Wednesday replaced the now-tattered yellow ribbons that have flanked an Idaho town’s streets since a local soldier went missing in …


  • War’s deadliest month deals blow to coalition

    KABUL, Afghanistan – As the Afghan war’s bloodiest month for Western forces drew to a close Wednesday, the widening scope and relentless tempo of battlefield casualties pointed to a formidable …


  • Petraeus may change battle rules

    WASHINGTON – Gen. David Petraeus left open the possibility of recommending that President Barack Obama delay his plans to start withdrawing troops from Afghanistan next summer if the new commander …


  • Flags lowered for Spokane Valley Marine

    Gov. Chris Gregoire is ordering state agencies around Washington to lower their flags to half-staff today in honor of Marine Cpl. Joshua Dumaw of the Spokane Valley.


  • Report faults U.S. assessment on Afghanistan

    WASHINGTON – The U.S. has often overestimated the ability of Afghan military and police units to fight on their own, according to an independent report released Monday that calls into …

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