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Vets plan to summit McKinley in tribute

...sustained some kind of injuries from their military service in Afghanistan and Iraq.For the Denali expedition members, the day is...who survived a 2007 rocket grenade strike on his Humvee in Afghanistan. For him, the purpose of the upcoming climb is twofold...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-27/vets-plan-summit-mckinley-tribute
State
My Turn: Sen. Dan Sullivan explains his views on the Iran deal and why

...John Abizaid, and why that is "relevant" now. He is correct that my tours in Iraq were brief, as were my tours in Afghanistan and other countries in the Middle East, the Horn of Africa and Central Asia during that time. But I certainly saw that...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-04-23/my-turn-sen-dan-sullivan-explains-his
Opinion
Back from Afghanistan, Army helicopters may help civilians

...helicopters have returned to Alaska and are ready to help with civilian medical emergencies after spending nine months in Afghanistan.If units are ready and available, Army helicopters will respond to civilian calls dispatched by the Air Force's Rescue...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-30/back-afghanistan-army-helicopters-may-h
State
Afghan warlord warns of Islamic State rise

HERAT, Afghanistan - Afghanistan could face a war with the Islamic State group if the government...based in Iraq and Syria, is believed to have a small presence in Afghanistan, where the Taliban are the most powerful militant group and...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-04-15/afghan-warlord-warns-islamic-state-ri
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Afghan soldier kills one U.S. soldier, wounds two

KABUL, Afghanistan - An Afghan soldier shot and killed...which an American soldier was killed in Afghanistan was on Dec. 13, when a roadside bombing...was made.The U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan, P. Michael McKinley, was not present...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-04-09/afghan-soldier-kills-one-us-soldier-w
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Empire Editorial: Thumbs up, Thumbs down for March 23, 2015

...until you consider the history of the unit in question. Back in 2011, Pvt. Danny Chen committed suicide while deployed to Afghanistan. A subsequent investigation revealed that Chen killed himself because he was hazed over his Chinese ancestry. Chen was...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-03-23/empire-editorial-thumbs-thumbs-down-m
Opinion
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
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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
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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
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Today in history for Tuesday, Feb. 10

...Station, delivering a new room and observation deck. Former Congressman Charlie Wilson, a Texas Democrat whose funding of Afghanistan's resistance to the Soviet Union was chronicled in the movie and book "Charlie Wilson's War," died in Dallas at age...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-02-10/today-history-february-10
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