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  • 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 …


  • 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 …


  • 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 …


  • 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 …


  • N.C. Marines to honor Valley comrade killed in Afghanistan

    Marines at a North Carolina air base will honor a 23-year-old Marine from Spokane Valley killed last week in Afghanistan.


  • CIA chief admits slow war progress

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Days after President Barack Obama installed a new commander in Afghanistan, CIA Director Leon Panetta conceded Sunday that progress in the war has been “harder” and “slower …


  • Outside Voices: McChrystal debacle reveals bigger problem

    Chicago Tribune, June 24: President Barack Obama said that firing Army Gen. Stanley McChrystal was necessary to ensure that his national security team was working together. “I welcome debate, but …


  • State to lower flags for Spokane Valley Marine

    Gov. Chris Gregoire is ordering state agencies to lower flags to half-staff on Tuesday to honor Cpl. Joshua Dumaw of the Spokane Valley, killed this week in Afghanistan.


  • Valley Marine dies in Afghan IED blast

    A 23-year-old Marine from Spokane Valley was killed this week while supporting combat operations in Afghanistan. Cpl. Joshua R. Dumaw, assigned to the 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing, II Marine Expeditionary …


  • Obama vows harmony in Afghan war

    WASHINGTON – No more discord in the Afghanistan war command, President Barack Obama vows. With Gen. David Petraeus in charge, the president said Thursday he’s assembled the team that will …


  • Family: Valley Marine killed by IED in Afghanistan

    A 23-year-old Marine from Spokane Valley was killed this week while supporting combat operations in Afghanistan.


  • Petraeus to take command in Afghanistan

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama relieved Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal of command in Afghanistan on Wednesday, replacing him with the architect of the Iraq troop surge, Gen. David H. Petraeus, …


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