Soldiers Go From Iraq To Afghanistan

Soldiers who just returned from Iraq are among several thousand being ordered to Afghanistan in six months as part of a mission designed to beef up Afghan forces ahead of a planned 2014 U.S. military withdrawal, officials said.

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    Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) continued their counter-assault against Iraqi forces in Ramadi, killing at least 13 soldiers in...
    02/3/2016 - 4:54 am | View Link
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    02/2/2016 - 9:05 am | View Link
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    02/1/2016 - 5:17 am | View Link
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    01/30/2016 - 8:27 am | View Link
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    01/25/2016 - 9:15 am | View Link
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    It supports Operation Freedom’s Sentinel in Afghanistan, Kuwait and Qatar. It also supports Operation Spartan Shield within U.S. Central Command, Inherent Resolve in Iraq, and the European Reassurance Initiative, or ERI. The ERI, Horlander said ...
    02/11/2016 - 3:33 am | View Link
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    02/10/2016 - 11:08 pm | View Link
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    02/10/2016 - 4:19 pm | View Link
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    02/10/2016 - 12:08 pm | View Link
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    02/9/2016 - 6:12 pm | View Link
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    02/9/2016 - 11:11 am | View Link
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  • American soldiers killed in Iraq
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    02/10/2016 - 7:38 am | View Website
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