THE NEW FORTY He is dead...but all is not well.
My son Noah called me last night around 10 PM to tell me the big news - U.S. forces had killed Osama bin Laden. He had hoped that the 10th Mountain Division (his home base while he was in the Army) wa... Posted on 5/2/11 at 9:51 AM
The 19th century was the British century. The 20th century was the American century.
The 21st century is ...
The usual way to finish that sequence is “the Chinese century.”
But don’t go counting the U.S. out just yet.
RCMP say Canadian citizens Ferid Ahmed Imam, 30, and Maiwand Yar, 27, traveled to Pakistan in 2007 and never came home. While there, police say, the two were trained in the art of terror, including the use of guns, explosives, guerilla warfare and scouting. The goal was to join insurgents in Afghanistan
Family members of the 13 people killed one year ago during a shooting rampage at Fort Hood knelt, cried and ran their hands across their loved one's names etched in a 6 foot granite memorial unveiled Friday at the Texas Army post.
The funeral for Army Pfc. Ryane G. Clark, 22, of New London, will be at 2 p.m. Oct. 17 at the New London-Spicer High School gymnasium.
The visitation will be from 3 to 8 p.m. Oct. 16, also at the high school.
Forum Communications Co. report
, October 08, 2010
Two suicide bombings killed 48 people in Iraq on Sunday, including dozens from a government-backed, anti-al-Qaida militia lining up to collect their paychecks near a military base southwest of Baghdad, Iraqi officials said.
Former GF City Council member, radio host, has signed on for third combat tour
Mike “Mac” McNamara hadn’t stepped down from public service as Grand Forks City Council member for more than a week before announcing that he was embarking on another kind of service, with the First Marine Regiment.
The U.S. military says eight American troops have been killed in new bomb attacks in southern Afghanistan. The new U.S. troop deaths make October the deadliest month for American forces in the eight-year war against terrorism in Afghanistan.
An Afghan immigrant plotted for more than a year to detonate homemade bombs in the United States, had recently bought bomb-making supplies from beauty supply stores and was looking for "urgent" help in the past two weeks to make explosives, an indictment charged Thursday.
Devlin Barrett and Tom Hays
, September 24, 2009
Thomas Riley Marshall might have been the funniest vice president ever.
“What this country needs,” he quipped, “is a good five-cent cigar.”
Cigar smoking has gone out of style, but in Marshall’s day — he died in 1925 — cigars represented something that this country definitely needs today, a sense of well-being.
KABUL — Taliban fighters wearing suicide vests and armed with AK-47 rifles and rocket-propelled grenades attacked the main police station earlier today in the southeast city of Khost, triggering hours-long gunbattles that left seven militants dead and 14 people wounded, officials said.
A special ceremony at Memorial Hall in the state Capitol on Thursday paid tribute to service members killed in the war on terror. Calli Beyer of Jamestown sang a song she wrote for college classmate Philip Brown, who died in Iraq in 2004. The song comforted her two years later, when her husband, Army Cpl. Paul Beyer, was killed in Iraq. She was widowed at 21.
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