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  • In Pictures Battling the Afghan insurgency

    US soldiers with the NATO- led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) are seen during a foot patrol in Kandahar, south of Kabul, Afghanistan, Jan. 7, 2012. The process of taking over security from over 130,000-strong NATO-led ISAF forces by Afghan troops would be completed by the end of 2014 when Afghanistan will take over the full leadership of its own security duties from US and NATO forces.

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  • Cpl. Wassef Hassoun, Marine Cpl. accused of desertion, back in US custody

    Cpl. Wassef Hassoun turned himself in and was flown Sunday from an undisclosed location in the Middle East to Virginia. 

  • Nevada depot explosion kills seven. What is known so far?

    The explosion at Hawthorne Army Depot in Nevada appears to have been a training-ground accident. Early reports suggest perhaps a mortar exploded prematurely.

  • In Pictures Battling the Afghan insurgency

    US soldiers with the NATO- led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) are seen during a foot patrol in Kandahar, south of Kabul, Afghanistan, Jan. 7, 2012. The process of taking over security from over 130,000-strong NATO-led ISAF forces by Afghan troops would be completed by the end of 2014 when Afghanistan will take over the full leadership of its own security duties from US and NATO forces.

  • SEAL Team Six: Pentagon ramps up war of words over White House leaks

    SEAL Team Six: Pentagon ramps up war of words over White House leaks

    Defense Secretary Robert Gates expresses dismay that the Situation Room pact not to talk about the details of the SEAL Team Six operation 'lasted about 15 hours.' Adm. Mike Mullen says further leaks could jeopardize the effectiveness of future special ops.

  • SEAL Team Six: Is their safety being compromised?

    SEAL Team Six: Is their safety being compromised?

    Members of SEAL Team Six, the Navy squad that killed Osama bin Laden, are concerned that leaks about the raid will compromise their anonymity and threaten the safety of their families, Defense Secretary Gates said Thursday.

  • Who got pardons or clemency in 2010? A surprise list of people and animals.

    Who got pardons or clemency in 2010? A surprise list of people and animals.

    In America, second chances are, if not quite a constitutional right, a cherished value. And the power of presidents and governors to pardon lawbreakers and commute sentences can take on special significance. Such enormous executive powers are often misused, critics say, but they can also provide snapshots of Americans' political and cultural priorities. Many pardons occur around Christmas, in a nod to the spirit of the season. Also, around that time, many American's aren't paying much attention to the news – and some outgoing leaders are making their final decisions. Here are the Top 6 cases of pardon or clemency in 2010.

  • Goodbye, Vegas. It's a D.C. economy now.

    The New Economy Goodbye, Vegas. It's a D.C. economy now.

    Las Vegas and Washington, D.C., are on opposite ends of the economic spectrum, with Washington and Washington-style regulation on the rise.

  • Father of USS Cole victim can display anti-Islam decals

    Father of USS Cole victim can display anti-Islam decals

    Jesse Nieto's son was killed in the terrorist attack. Mr. Nieto, a civilian employee at a Marine base, was ordered to remove anti-Islamic decals from his car, but a federal judge ruled in his favor.

  • After the Taliban, what do Marjah residents want?

    After the Taliban, what do Marjah residents want?

    Army Gen. Stanley McChrystal and President Hamid Karzai's deputy walked the streets of Marjah Monday. With US-led forces now in control of the former Taliban stronghold in southern Afghanistan, US and Afghan officials told Marjah residents that the Taliban were gone - and life would improve.

  • As Haiti's airport reopens, US military shifts its role

    As Haiti's airport reopens, US military shifts its role

    While there is still much work to be done, the security situation in Haiti has stabilized enough that some US forces will soon leave the country.