THE NEW FORTY I pray...
Two North Dakota soldiers were killed in Afghanistan on Monday. The soldiers, Sgt. 1st Class Darren Linde, 41, of Devils Lake, and Spc. Tyler Orgaard, 20, of Bismarck, were doing a routine clearance o... Posted on 12/5/12 at 1:44 AM
STORM TRACKER Afghanistan Cold
The harsh winter weather that has hit much of Europe and Asia has also been impacting Afghanistan. This in turn has created another battle for our troops stationed there, fighting the cold and the sno... Posted on 2/22/12 at 4:34 AM
NASCAR DAD Mike "Mac" McNamara Bombs KNOX ?
Did Mac abandon KNOX and Grand Forks for war games in Afghanistan ? Tu-Uyen Tran thinks so in recent GF Herald article and blog postings. Is it running a combat info center? Like county emergen... Posted on 7/10/10 at 1:25 PM
BISMARCK — A North Dakota soldier who was wounded in a roadside bomb attack in Afghanistan that killed two of his comrades is back home in Bismarck recovering and doing administrative work for the National Guard.
RICHMOND, Va. — Inside the medevac helicopter in Afghanistan, U.S. Marine Cpl. Burness Britt bleeds profusely from his neck. He and two other Marines have just been hit by shrapnel, with Britt’s injuries the most serious. The medevac crew chief clutches one of Britt’s blood-covered hands as he is given oxygen. I take hold of the other.
BISMARCK — A Hettinger native will be among three North Dakotans who were killed in action in Iraq and Afghanistan to be honored this weekend as their names are added to the North Dakota Memorial to the Fallen in the Global War on Terrorism.
Journalists often look askance at politicians who opportunistically praise the wisdom and common sense of the voters. Granted, some office-seekers can be as obsequious as waiters at fancy French restaurants.
The news from Afghanistan, now dubbed President Obama’s war, is uniformly bad, even as thousands more American soldiers prepare to deploy there.
The sickening, inexplicable murders of CIA agents at a mountain base in Afghanistan from a double agent they trusted and worked with are the tip of the iceberg of dire events for the United States in that inhospitable country.
So our cerebral president has decided that the way out of Afghanistan is to plunge in further: 30,000 more U.S. soldiers, maybe 7,000 NATO troops, more bombs, more Predator missile strikes in the border regions of Pakistan and an 18-month timetable for commencing withdrawal. Or something.
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