Raw: Blast in Taliban attack shakes politiciansRaw: Blast in Taliban attack shakes politiciansThe Taliban launched an attack on the Afghan parliament as lawmakers were meeting to confirm the appointment of a defense minister. (June 22)
Taliban launches suicide attack on Afghan parliamentTaliban launches suicide attack on Afghan parliamentThe independent Pajhwok news agency reported that a group of suicide bombers stormed the lower house of the building.
Video: Agent Orange and birth defectsVideo: Agent Orange and birth defectsThe Toxic Exposure Research Act would create a national center to study illnesses that arise in the descendants of veterans exposed to toxic substances during their military service.
Women in combat units: Final decision dueWomen in combat units: Final decision dueDeadlines looming later this year will force the military's top brass to either clear a path to eliminate all gender restrictions, or serve up a good reason why not.
Women in combat, immigration profiled in reservist's filmWomen in combat, immigration profiled in reservist's filmFor Capt. Rebecca Murga, telling the female combat story is just as important as putting on the uniform. Murga, a skilled filmmaker, photographer and writer, is working her latest short film, "American Girl," which follows a young girl's experience in...
- Memorial Day
Memorial Day TributeMemorial Day Tribute13WMAZ's Kari Van Horn pays tribute to those who gave their lives to protect our freedoms.
Hawaii NCO charged in Afghanistan FOB fuel-theft ringHawaii NCO charged in Afghanistan FOB fuel-theft ringTwo other soldiers admitted guilt in 2012 'jingle truck' scam
- Coast Guard
Last Coastie RAID team returns from AfghanistanLast Coastie RAID team returns from AfghanistanThe Coast Guard's mission inspecting Army shipping containers ended May 11, when the team's last members returned home.
11 Afghan police jailed over mob killing of woman11 Afghan police jailed over mob killing of womanThe attack sparked protests in Afghanistan and reverberated around the world.
Suicide car bomb near Kabul airport kills at least 3Suicide car bomb near Kabul airport kills at least 3Interior Ministry spokesman Sediq Sediqqi said that two Afghan women were killed in the blast.
Female aviator breaking ground in AfghanistanFemale aviator breaking ground in AfghanistanCapt. Lisa Becker is breaking ground as the first female American soldier to fly the Mi-17 alongside the Afghans.
- Health Care
New studies focus on service dogs and PTSDNew studies focus on service dogs and PTSDA study of 100 post-9/11 veterans at Purdue University is designed to see if a dog trained to help a veteran with PTSD influences medical symptoms, social anxiety, relationships and more.
Four sentenced to death over mob killing of Afghan womanFour sentenced to death over mob killing of Afghan womanFour Afghan men were sentenced to death Wednesday for the savage lynching of a woman falsely accused of blasphemy, a landmark judgement in a nation where female victims often have little legal recourse. Video provided by AFP
Afghan judge sentences 4 to death in mob killing of womanAfghan judge sentences 4 to death in mob killing of womanThe March 19 killing of the 27-year-old woman named Farkhunda in a central Kabul street shocked many Afghans.
Afghan poppy farmers say new seeds will boost opium outputAfghan poppy farmers say new seeds will boost opium outputIt's the cash crop of the Taliban and the scourge of Afghanistan — the country's intractable opium cultivation. This year, many Afghan poppy farmers are expecting a windfall as they get ready to harvest opium from a new variety of poppy seeds said to boost...
Afghan official: At least 52 dead in landslideAfghan official: At least 52 dead in landslideThe stricken area in Badakhshan province is cut off from the rest of the country.
Taliban announce spring offensive in AfghanistanTaliban announce spring offensive in AfghanistanA Taliban statement said the offensive will begin on Friday.
ISIL takes body blows in Iraq while affiliates grow elsewhereISIL takes body blows in Iraq while affiliates grow elsewhereEven as the Islamic State takes body blows in Iraq from a U.S.-led coalition, the extremist group's arms are extending elsewhere around the world.
How far does ISIL reach?How far does ISIL reach?ISIS has taken credit for a terrorist attack in Afghanistan. But how much physical presence does ISIS have outside it's loose borders? Video provided by Newsy
Raw: Dozens killed in Afghanistan blastRaw: Dozens killed in Afghanistan blastA motorcycle-riding suicide bomber attacked a bank branch Saturday in eastern Afghanistan, killing at least 33 people in a deadly attack the country's president said was claimed by the Islamic State group. (April 18)
Star photojournalist Matt Detrich shares his memories of QudratStar photojournalist Matt Detrich shares his memories of QudratTen years ago, Detrich documented the story of infant boy Qudratullah Wardak and his father. Detrich shares his memories for the Star.
Tough tattoo regs sink stellar Marine's careerTough tattoo regs sink stellar Marine's careerIn a hyper-competitive professional environment, Marines who break the rules face major consequences
War heroes return to Afghanistan for 'Proper Exit'War heroes return to Afghanistan for 'Proper Exit'Five wounded troops, including two MoH recipients, returned to Afghanistan Wednesday for Operation Proper Exit.
- Health Care
Study: No link between combat deployment and suicidesStudy: No link between combat deployment and suicidesA large study of nearly 4 million U.S. service members and veterans found that deployment to Iraq and Afghanistan is not associated with an increased risk of suicide.
Medical unit CO, CMC fired amid Afghanistan deploymentMedical unit CO, CMC fired amid Afghanistan deploymentThe CO and CMC of an Afghanistan-based medical unit have been sacked in the midst of a toxic command climate investigation.
It's right to delay Afghanistan withdrawal: #tellusatodayIt's right to delay Afghanistan withdrawal: #tellusatodayWe asked our followers what they thought about Obama's plan to keep troops in Afghanistan.
Bergdahl deserves due process in court: #tellusatodayBergdahl deserves due process in court: #tellusatodayWe asked our followers what they thought about Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl facing charges of desertion.