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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  • This Is How Douglas MacArthur Dealt with Poor, Starving People - History News Network
    It was General Douglas MacArthur who said, "Old soldiers never die ... In war-torn Iraq, Yemen, South Sudan and Central African Republic displaced
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  • Putin makes U.S. play his game - Tampa Tribune
    ... near the Gaza Valley in southern Afghanistan, five U.S. soldiers and an ... I was pretty spot-on warning about what would happen in Iraq six ...
    10/4/2015 - 7:09 am | View Link
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    10/10/2015 - 7:04 am | View Link
  • Testing for mustard gas exposure not needed for Canadian special forces in Iraq – Kurdish troops may have been exposed
    “As is standard practice, CANSOFCOM has conducted risk assessments of all possible threats against our task force personnel in Iraq and does understand that ... in Irbil said at least 35 peshmerga soldiers tested positive for traces of mustard gas.
    10/9/2015 - 11:02 pm | View Link
  • Five Casper veterans sue company over toxic burn pits in Iraq
    The suit states KBR was hired to handle waste disposal for American operations in Iraq. KBR failed to take necessary safety precautions and incinerated unsorted waste, including chemicals, in burn pits, exposing the soldiers to health-damaging toxins ...
    10/9/2015 - 11:33 am | View Link
  • Afghanistan and Iraq: Lessons for the Imperial
    When the U.S. started taking sides with the Shiites against the Sunnis in Iraq, or between different clans and tribes in Afghanistan, U.S. soldiers, not knowing the language or customs, were left with handing out $100 bills to build alliances. Our ...
    10/9/2015 - 10:36 am | View Link
  • Battlelines drawn on Iraq trip
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    10/9/2015 - 7:17 am | View Link
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  • soldier photos
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  • June 2006 abduction of U.S. soldiers in Iraq
    The June 2006 abduction of two U.S. soldiers in Iraq occurred in 2006 when military forces of the U.S. and a dozen more countries conducted military operations in ...
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  • May 2007 abduction of U.S. soldiers in Iraq
    The May 2007 abduction of U.S. soldiers in Iraq occurred in 2007 when military forces of the U.S. and other countries—often referred to as “the coalition ...
    10/9/2015 - 10:51 am | View Website
  • Casualties in Iraq
    U.S. lacks mechanism to accurately track troops wounded in Iraq. Also see The Missing Wounded. American Count . Dates and sources of ...
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