Teaching Afghan soldiers to play in sync
Brian Mockenhaupt, a former Army infantryman, is the author of the The Living and the Dead: War, Friendship, and the Battles that Never End.
To thwart the Taliban, marines in Helmand province are teaching the locals to read the Koran.
In September 2009, the second platoon of Charlie Company arrived in Afghanistan with 42 men. Ten months later, nearly half had been killed or wounded, mostly in the Arghandab Valley—a key to controlling southern Afghanistan. Now these 82nd Airborne troops were getting ready to leave the Arghandab behind. They had one more dangerous job to do: a joint mission with the untried artillery unit that would replace them patrolling the fields, orchards, and villages they called the Devil’s Playground.
For one close-knit National Guard Unit from Arkansas, Afghanistan hits home.
A new computer game lets army officers practice counterinsurgency off the battlefield.
For wounded civilians at a U.S. military hospital in Afghanistan, the gatekeeper is God.
A Chinese car maker promising affordable, gas-free driving stakes its claim at the Detroit Auto Show. But it still has something to learn about presentation.
Why did Congress cut back on its plan to give soldiers additional compensation in recognition of their extended service under stop-loss?
Former infantryman Brian Mockenhaupt reports from the Twin Cities where Iraq Veterans Against the War are holding their own convention.
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