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Two North Dakota soldiers were killed in Afghanistan on Monday. The soldiers, Sgt. 1st Class Darren Linde, 41, of Devils Lake, and Spc. Tyler Orgaard, 20, of Bismarck, were doing a routine clearance o... Posted on 12/5/12 at 1:44 AM
STORM TRACKER Afghanistan Cold
The harsh winter weather that has hit much of Europe and Asia has also been impacting Afghanistan. This in turn has created another battle for our troops stationed there, fighting the cold and the sno... Posted on 2/22/12 at 4:34 AM
STAFF BLOG CAPITOL CHATTER Minnesota farming soldiers head to Afghanistan
Twenty-two Minnesota National Guard soldiers are heading to Afghanistan on an unusual mission: teach agriculture.
The Guards Agri-Business Development Team leaves for training Tuesday for a one-year ... Posted on 9/30/11 at 11:07 AM
STAFF BLOG THE N.D. CAPITOL AND BEYOND Sept. 11 ceremony honors ND soldiers
BISMARCKThree North Dakotans killed in action in Iraq and Afghanistan will be honored this weekend as their names are added to the North Dakota Memorial to the Fallen in the Global War on Terrorism.
... Posted on 9/9/10 at 12:30 PM
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Sunday railed against the "cowardly" terrorists responsible for the attack that killed five Americans in Afghanistan, including a "selfless, idealistic" young diplomat on a mission to donate books to students.
The United States accepts that a diminished but resilient Taliban is likely to remain a military threat in some parts of Afghanistan long after U.S. troops complete their combat mission next year, the top U.S. military officer said Sunday.
Afghan special forces took control of part of a troubled province bordering Kabul from U.S. troops on Saturday, ending a weeks-long dispute over abuse allegations that prompted Afghan President Hamid Karzai to order all American forces out of the area.
Nearly 30 members of the North Dakota Air National Guard's 119th Security Forces Squadron have left for a six-month deployment to Afghanistan. The airmen will work in three squads to perform security missions.
The U.S. has reached an agreement with the Afghanistan government to transfer the Parwan Detention Facility to Afghan control, the Pentagon said Saturday, two weeks after negotiations broke down over whether the U.S. would have the power to block the release of some detainees.
U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said he believes U.S. officials will be able to work things out with Afghan leaders who have ordered special operations forces out of Wardak province, even though the deadline for their removal is Monday.
Militants staged two suicide attacks that killed at least 18 people on Saturday, the first full day of U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel's visit to Afghanistan. They were a fresh reminder of the challenges posed by insurgents to the U.S.-led NATO force as it hands over the country's security to the Afghans.
Kimberly Dozier and Rahim Faiez
, March 09, 2013
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