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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  • EDITORIAL: Obama's long-term Islamic State strategy leaves problems ... - Washington Times
    ... a video showing the mass shooting of 25 Syrian soldiers by child ... with his precipitous withdrawal of U.S. forces from Afghanistan and Iraq.
    07/7/2015 - 11:35 am | View Link
  • Christian Refugees Fleeing ISIS 'Will Be the Last' to Receive Help - AINA
    Christian Refugees Fleeing ISIS 'Will Be the Last' to Receive Help; ... - Christian Post
    07/7/2015 - 10:45 am | View Link
  • Islamic State fight hamstrung by low local troop levels - Washington Times
    U.S. only training 60 Syrian fighters, about 1 percent of goal - Reuters Canada
    07/7/2015 - 10:36 am | View Link
  • US to cut 40,000 soldiers from Army - Yahoo! Singapore
    Army plans to cut 40,000 troops - Stars and Stripes
    07/7/2015 - 9:28 am | View Link
  • Army plans to cut 40,000 troops - USA Today
    The U.S. Army Plans to Cut Troop Numbers to Pre-World War II Levels - Time
    07/7/2015 - 9:02 am | View Link
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  • US army to 'cut 40,000 soldiers' over next two years
    Under the plan the army will have 450,000 soldiers at the end of the 2017 budget year ... By comparison, the army swelled to 570,000 men and women during the peak of fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan, the paper said. Across-the-board government budget ...
    07/7/2015 - 3:06 pm | View Link
  • US to cut 40,000 soldiers from Army
    Washington (AFP) - The US Army is to cut 40,000 soldiers from its ranks over the next two years ... By comparison, the Army swelled to 570,000 men and women during the peak of fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan, the newspaper said. Some 17,000 civilians ...
    07/7/2015 - 2:45 pm | View Link
  • Operation To Retake Ramadi Underway, But Soldiers Doubt New Iraqi, US Military Strategy
    The first phase of the battle to retake Ramadi has already begun, soldiers say, as the Shiite volunteer forces, known in Iraq as the Popular Mobilization Forces, attack militants in villages in Fallujah and Saqlawiyah, areas east of Ramadi that border the ...
    07/7/2015 - 11:06 am | View Link
  • ISIS strategy in Iraq: Sessions slams joint chiefs chairman for not embedding US troops
    Sessions argued that American soldiers should be embedded with Iraqi soldiers to raise ... Sessions also ripped President Obama for being reluctant to deploy more troops to Iraq. "I think 'delusion' is a word that's too accurate," he said.
    07/7/2015 - 7:50 am | View Link
  • FLW Soldiers return from Iraqi deployment
    A squad-size element of military police Soldiers with the 13th Military Police Company, 92nd MP Battalion returned home to Fort Leonard Wood Wednesday from Iraq. These nine Soldiers provided protective services while deployed to Iraq for four months.
    07/7/2015 - 4:43 am | View Link
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    07/6/2015 - 5:49 am | View Website
  • US Soldiers torture Iraq Children...
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    07/6/2015 - 1:45 am | View Website
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