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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    12/9/2016 - 4:40 am | View Link
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    12/9/2016 - 2:48 am | View Link
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    12/8/2016 - 9:14 pm | View Link
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    12/8/2016 - 6:06 pm | View Link
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    12/8/2016 - 11:06 am | View Link
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    12/6/2016 - 11:33 pm | View Website
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    12/4/2016 - 1:45 am | View Website
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    12/3/2016 - 8:01 pm | View Website
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    In early June, two Iranian-backed Shi'ite militias under the nominal control of the Iraqi government stormed into an Iraqi military airbase north of Baghdad.
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