By Michal Conger | 11/13/13 06:17 PM
An Afghan contractor with ties to insurgent groups -- one the Army should have cut ties with last year -- was given access to a U.S. facility, according to the special inspector general for Afghan reconstruction. The Zurmat Group is one of 43 contractors in Afghanistan the Army has refused to...
By Harry Croft and Sydney Savion | 11/08/13 07:02 PM
As we recognize our American heroes this Veteran’s Day, it’s important to not only acknowledge the men and women who served our country proudly, but to better understand the challenges many of them face on a day-to-day basis. A challenge facing one of every five veterans is Post-Traumatic...
By Michal Conger | 10/31/13 06:41 PM
An upcoming election, unprepared local security forces and endemic government corruption may compromise America's $100 billion investment in Afghanistan, Middle East experts warned lawmakers. "Within two years, it will be largely up to the Afghan government to sustain the reconstruction effort...
By Joel Gehrke | 10/30/13 05:27 PM
Al Qaeda looms as "a major and increasing threat to Iraq's stability" and to the United States, a senior State Department official told reporters Wednesday. "So that leads really to the final point, which is countering the reemergence of al Qaeda and the reemergence of the Islamic State of...
By Michal Conger | 10/28/13 06:24 PM
U.S. reconstruction projects worth billions of dollars will be nearly impossible to monitor following the 2014 troop drawdown in Afghanistan, when U.S. oversight workers won't be able to go into most of the country. Access to projects has already shrunk dramatically as U.S. bases close and...
By Associated Press | 10/28/13 12:48 PM
A number of military personnel are turning to the surgical procedure to remove excess fat from around the waist so they can pass the Pentagon's body fat test, which can determine their future prospects in the military.
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