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62.7% of U.S. Casualties in Afghanistan Have Occurred Since 2009

Since the U.S. invaded Afghanistan in late 2001 to overthrow the Taliban regime and prevent al Qaeda from using the country as a sanctuary, Afghanistan has had three presidential elections.

Hamid Karzai was elected in the first two, held on Oct. 9, 2004 and Aug. 20, 2009, and was ineligible to run for a third term in the presidential election held on Saturday...

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The Heroes of ‘Lone Survivor’

A few years back, during the Media Research Center's annual gala, I was honored to pay tribute to the family of a real American hero, Michael Murphy, the Navy SEAL posthumously awarded the first Congressional Medal of Honor for service in Afghanistan, and the first since the Vietnam War. Few in the room knew the story because only Fox and a handful of other outlets told it...

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Afghan President Hamid Karzai Refuses To Sign Security Agreement With U.S.

In a surprise move, Afghan President Hamid Karzai appeared to pour cold water on the chances for an immediate security deal with the U.S., saying that because of the ‘mistrust' between him and Washington, any agreement should wait until his successor is elected. “The agreement should be signed when the election is conducted, properly and with dignity,” he told the Loya Jirga, a council of Afghan elders Karzai convened to vote on approving the deal...

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War Without End: Up To 15,000 US Troops To ‘Remain In Afghanistan Until 2024’

It is already America's longest war, but a new draft of a key U.S.- Afghan security deal reveals plans for military forces to stay on indefinitely in Afghanistan- costing the taxpayer tens of billions.

The wide ranging document, obtained by NBC News, outlines plans to stay on until 2024 'and beyond' - maintaining bases in Afghanistan and paying to support and train hundreds of thousands of Afghan security forces.

Afghan officials hope that up to 15,000 American troops will remain in the country after the scheduled 2014 withdrawl date as the United States faces a never-ending war against al-Qaeda and the Taliban in the war torn nation...

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First-class American Airlines Passengers Give Up Seats For Marines

A group of 13 U.S. Marines returning home from Afghanistan welcomed back with first class treatment after generous fliers gave up their luxury seats so the comrades-in-arms could fly together in comfort. 

What's more, when the Marines arrived at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport on Monday, they were greeted by an impromptu parade of police, firefighters and other travelers who gathered on just one hour's notice to honor their service...

 

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