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News Topic - Afghanistan

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He Was a Senior Afghan Government Official. Except He Wasn't. The arrest of a serial impostor revealed more than a decade of fraud, audacious even by the standards of Afghanistan, where con artists have flourished in the chaos of war.
New York Times | Dec 2, 2016 05:48 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Trump to nominate retired Marine Gen. James Mattis for Secretary of Defense President-elect Donald Trump said on Thursday night he would nominate retired Marine Corps General James Mattis, known as 'Mad Dog' and renowned for his tough talk and battlefield experience in Iraq and Afghanistan, to lead the Pentagon.
New Hampshire Union Leader | Dec 2, 2016 03:22 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend article from Concord, New Hampshire
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California Guard soldiers won't be forced to repay bonuses Thousands of California National Guard troops will not have to repay enlistment bonuses and benefits they received a decade after they signed up to serve in Iraq and Afghanistan, according to a deal between House and Senate negotiators.
FOX41.com | Dec 1, 2016 9:01 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend article from Louisville, Kentucky
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Pentagon reaches deal to stop soldier bonus payback The Department of Defense has been trying to recoup about $20 million in reenlistment bonuses paid out to the soldiers who served in Iraq and Afghanistan.
KXXV-TV News Channel 25 | Dec 1, 2016 4:54 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend article from Waco, Texas
Fresh hope for Kandahar newborns as Afghan healthcare gets a shot in the arm | Matthew Green Infant mortality rates in Afghanistan were once among the worlds worst, but a new childrens unit at Kandahars Mirwais hospital is accelerating slow progressAmong the tiniest of the premature babies slumbering in incubators at the Mirwais hospital, one bor
The Guardian | Dec 1, 2016 07:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Bonus compromise would help California soldiers A compromise was announced Tuesday by negotiators in the House and Senate that would permit the Pentagon to forgive debts owed by thousands of California National Guard soldiers who received improper bonuses during the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, the Los A
TurnTo23.com | Dec 1, 2016 06:12 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend article from Bakersfield, California
Running toward freedom in a secret Afghan marathon Running a marathon for the first time is hard enough for most people but Kate McKenzie took on an even bigger challenge. She decided to run her first marathon in Afghanistan. In secret.
CBC.ca | Dec 1, 2016 02:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Military flag group again seeking volunteers to put out flags for MIA Korean War veteran PINCKNEYVILLE A little more than a week after military groups led volunteers in putting out flags to honor a local man killed by a suicide bomber in Afghanistan, they are assembling again to honor another hero, this one a¦
thesouthern.com | Nov 30, 2016 11:12 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend article from Carbondale, Illinois
How Germany is turning the refugee crisis into a boost for small businesses By letting refugees from Syria, Afghanistan, and elsewhere into its work training programs, Germany can help its shorthanded enterprises and enable the new workers to get on with their lives in a sustainable way.
The Christian Science Monitor | Nov 30, 2016 6:09 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Clark County group working to give soldiers overseas a Christmas A Clark County business group is gathering donations to send to a local solider and his unit who will be stationed in Afghanistan over Christmas.
Springfield News-Sun | Nov 30, 2016 2:34 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend article from Springfield, Ohio