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Channel 2 News ReporterWe haven't even made it to our final destination yet and wow, what a trip. My photographer, Albert Lutan, has traveled the world, but I'm the kid who just got his first passport for this trip. And until Monday the only time I had left the country was...
Channel 2 NewsA U.S. military hearing has recommended that an American soldier be court-martialed over abuse that led to a fellow Fort Wainwright soldier’s suicide in southern Afghanistan. Spc. Ryan Offutt is one of eight soldiers charged in the death of 19-...
Channel 2 NewsTheU.S. militarysays one of eight soldiers accused of abuse that drove a 19-year-old Fort Wainwright soldier to suicide faced a preliminary hearing at a base in a southern Afghanistanon Sunday. Spc. Ryan J. Offutt was charged with including maltreatment,...
Tags: Afghanistan, Trials, Suicide, Racism, Trials
U.S. Senator Mark Begich (D-Alaska) recently returned from a trip to Afghanistan. Begich is a member of both the Armed Services Committee and Veterans Affairs Committee. According to a press release, Begich spent several days visiting Kabul, Camp...
Tags: Afghanistan, Mark Begich
Channel 2 NewsAugust was the deadliest month for U.S. troops fighting in Afghanistan. 67 Americans lost their lives to roadside bombs, Taliban gunfire, and an attack on a Chinook helicopter carrying Navy SEALs. But despite all that, an Alaska Air National Guard unit...
A Pentagon official says all four of the service members killed in a bomb attack in southern Afghanistan were Americans. The NATO international military command in Kabul provided no details on Monday's attack, including the nationalities of the dead. But...
Tags: Afghanistan, Emergency Incidents, Explosions, NATO, Alaska
Associated PressKABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghan President Hamid Karzai will seek increased military aid from India during a three-day visit starting Monday and will discuss recent cross-border clashes with Pakistan, India's archrival, an aide said. The comments...
Tags: Afghanistan, Armed Conflicts, Al-Qaeda, India, Taliban
Associated PressKABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Conservative religious lawmakers in Afghanistan blocked legislation on Saturday aimed at strengthening provisions for women's freedoms, arguing that parts of it violate Islamic principles and encourage disobedience. The...
Tags: Afghanistan, Laws, Abusive Behavior, Politics, Taliban
'DANCING WITH THE STARS' SEASON FINALE MONDAY AND TUESDAY Who will win the Mirror Ball? Only four couples are left from the original 12 and the competition is fierce. Vyeing for the Season 16 win are Aly Raisman and Mark Ballas; Jacoby Jones and Karina...
Khaled Hosseini stormed the best-seller lists with his debut novel, “The Kite Runner,” in 2003, following it up with the even more popular “A Thousand Splendid Suns” in 2007. Both set in the author's native country of Afghanistan,...
This post has been corrected. See the note below for details.KABUL, Afghanistan -- A police chief who had stood up repeatedly to the Taliban was shot and killed in a drive-by attack by four insurgents on motorcycles, officials said Saturday. The police chief, Abdul Ghani, was leaving his driveway in his car...
Tags: NATO, Politics, Rebellions, Government, Taliban
Associated PressKABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Motorcycle-riding gunmen assassinated a police chief in front of his house after he led an anti-Taliban campaign in western Afghanistan, an official said Saturday. Police Chief Abdul Ghani was leaving his driveway in his...
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