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...demand that President George W. Bush be turned out of office. A car bomb at the office of a U.S. security contractor in Afghanistan killed about ten people, including three Americans. Closing ceremonies were held in Athens, Greece, for the Olympic games...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-08-29
State
GOP's candidate: Alaska is my home, too

...Sullivan is a lieutenant colonel in the Marine Corps reserves who, around this time last year, was deployed overseas in Afghanistan. His resume could appeal to the influential bloc of military personnel in the state, which has a high population of veterans...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-08-21
State
Five US troops killed by friendly fire in Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan - Five American troops with a special...ambushed by the Taliban in southern Afghanistan, in one of the deadliest friendly...during a security operation in southern Afghanistan.""Investigators are looking into...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2014-06-11/five-us-troops-killed-friendly-fire-a
Not For Web
Afghanistan vet honored as troops head to Iraq

...eye after taking a grenade blast in Afghanistan to save a fellow Marine received the...human cost of the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan, two wars the president pledged to...radio as they bled in the fields of Afghanistan."I accept this honor with a heavy...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2014-06-20/afghanistan-vet-honored-troops-head-i
Not For Web
Congress worries Iraq crisis could be repeated in Afghanistan

...plan to withdraw U.S. forces from Afghanistan by the end of 2016, with fears that...Obama administration officials insist Afghanistan is not Iraq, with a population far...officials could offer no assurances that Afghanistan won't devolve into chaos after Americans...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2014-06-20/congress-worries-iraq-crisis-could-be
Not For Web
Families celebrate soldiers' return

...deployment. It was Sgt. Michael Dunasky's fourth. The 34-year-old deployed with the Army to Kosovo in 1999 and to Afghanistan in 2002 and with the National Guard to Kuwait in 2006. His wife, mother and nephew all greeted him at the airport."Staying...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-08-04/families-celebrate-soldiers-return
Local
My Turn: Dan Sullivan: An Alaska Marine

...active duty by the U.S. Marine Corps for a year and a half, where he spent substantial time serving in places like Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, the Horn of Africa and Central Asia. Having served in Iraq myself, I know the level of commitment it takes...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-07-24/my-turn-dan-sullivan-alaska-marine
Opinion
Today in history

...years ago: The Taliban posted a video of an American soldier who'd gone missing June 30, 2009 from his base in eastern Afghanistan and was later confirmed to have been captured; in the recording, the soldier (later identified as Pfc. Bowe Bergdahl...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-07-18
Local
Bergdahl describes Taliban captivity

...American military medical facility in Germany that he was tortured, beaten and held in a cage by his Taliban captors in Afghanistan after he tried to escape, a senior U.S. official said Sunday.The official spoke on condition of anonymity because he...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2014-06-09/bergdahl-describes-taliban-captivity
Not For Web
From Sea2Sea

...between to honor fallen service members of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. His mission came to an end Thursday at the Capitol where...service members, and ultimately installing a permanent Iraq/Afghanistan memorial in each state capital and in the nation's capital...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-07-06/sea2sea
Local

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