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U.S. Air Force Staff Sgts. Joe Cowell and Dan Grivois sit on an empty flight line at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, April 20. A volcano eruption in Iceland has halted air traffic.
WASHINGTON – Ash from an Icelandic volcano limiting European air traffic has forced the U.S. military to reroute some American troops wounded in Afghanistan through Iraq instead of Germany, a military official said today.
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Soldiers return fire after their patrol is attacked by anti-Afghan forces in eastern Afghanistan’s Kunar province. Gen. Stanley McChrystal is encouraged by progress in Afghanistan, but says much work is still to be done.
WASHINGTON – The commander of NATO and U.S. troops in Afghanistan said today he is pleased with the progress in the country so far while acknowledging that much more needs to be done.
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A Marine scans the horizon during Operation Moshtarak in Afghanistan's Helmand Province.
WASHINGTON – The clearing phase of Operation Moshtarak in the center of Afghanistan’s Helmand province continued yesterday, with combined Afghan and international forces conducting a number of mounted and dismounted patrols, military officials reported.
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Troops hold a 'shura' with villagers and elders in southern Helmand Province, Afghanistan, during Operation Moshtarak.
KABUL — The key objectives of Operation Moshtarak, driving out the insurgents and extending the influence of the Afghan Government, are being achieved, despite mine and IED levels higher than anticipated.
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Afghan Second Vice President Karim Khalili visited the former Taliban stronghold of Marjah to meet local residents. Also attending were Helmand Governor Mohammed Gulab Mangal, NATO Ambassador Mark Sedwill and Commander of ISAF Gen. Stanley McChrystal.
MARJAH, Afghanistan - Afghanistan's Second Vice President, Karim Khalili, and Helmand Governor, Mohammed Ghulab Mangal, today visited Marjah in Central Helmand to meet with local residents and Afghan security forces.
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Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, addresses audience members at Kansas State Universities Landon Lecture Series in Manhattan, Kan. on March 3.
MANHATTAN, Kan. The nation’s top military officer expressed concern today that U.S. government agencies other than the military have been slow to expand their role in Afghanistan.
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Marines with Alpha Company, 1st Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, attend a briefing with Afghan soldiers at Camp Dwyer, Afghanistan, Jan. 1, 2010. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. James W. Clark
CAMP DWYER, Afghanistan – During mid-afternoon on New Year's Day, a sea of men in green, brown and black camouflage uniforms shuffled awkwardly inside a crowded beige tent here.
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