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2010-01-22 18:09:00

Schulte Is the First Woman to Receive the Award WASHINGTON, Jan. 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Air Force 1st Lt. Roslyn L. Schulte was posthumously awarded the National Intelligence Medal for Valor today for her courageous efforts to teach Afghan military officials how to gather and interpret military intelligence. She died last May in Afghanistan when an improvised explosive device struck her vehicle en route to a Bagram Airfield meeting on the very issue that powers the IC: sharing...

2008-09-25 09:00:53

By MIKE BLACKBURN A MILITARY nurse from Teesside joined hundreds of Army medics in a gruelling training exercise to prepare for her deployment to Afghanistan. Army Corporal Lindsay Devonport leaves for southern Afghanistan with 3 Commando Brigade as part of a 300-strong medical team next month. A highly-skilled intensive care unit (ICU) nurse, the 25-year- old from Hartlepool has already served on a previous operational tour to Iraq. The former High Tunstall School pupil will be...

2008-09-19 00:00:11

By Kim Sengupta Britain WILL send more troops to Afghanistan as the strength of the international force in the country is boosted to counter rising violence, the US Defence Secretary, Robert Gates, said yesterday. At the same time, the US is to ask its Western allies, especially those who have failed to contribute to the military mission, to provide the bulk of $20 billion (11bn) needed to more than double the size of the Afghan army from 65,000 to 134,000. One senior US defence...

2008-09-18 12:00:14

Text of report by Afghan independent Tolo TV, on 17 September [Presenter] The Pentagon is to investigate civilian casualties during military operations [in Afghanistan] On his visit to Kabul, US Defence Secretary Robert Gates said he had asked US forces to provide him with precise information about the air raid on Shindand District [of Herat Province] He has once again given an assurance about the USA's commitment to the struggle against terrorism and supporting the Afghan people....

2008-09-13 06:00:15

Text of report by privately-owned Afghan Ariana TV on 12 September [Presenter] Following missile attacks on Herat airport, ISAF has banned military and domestic flights at the airport. A provincial police official says the missile attacks have not caused any damage to the airport. Here is a report on this from Herat: [Reporter] This is the seventh missile attack on Herat airport this year. The ISAF base is also located at the airport and in addition to domestic flights, there are routine...

2008-08-24 12:00:08

By Jason Straziuso and Rahim Faiez Associated Press KABUL, Afghanistan -- Scores of Afghan civilians who had gathered in a small village for the memorial ceremony of a militia commander were killed when U.S. and Afghan soldiers launched an attack in the middle of the night, officials and villagers said Saturday. President Hamid Karzai condemned the early Friday operation in western Afghanistan and said most of the dead were civilians. The U.S. coalition, however, said it believed only...

2008-08-21 09:00:27

Three Polish soldiers, members of the NATO force in Afghanistan, were killed when their vehicle was struck by a bomb, Polish officials said. The Polish Defense Ministry said the soldiers died Wednesday while on combat patrol in Ghazni province, CNN reported. One other soldier was wounded and the ministry described his condition as serious. Elsewhere, the BBC said there were unconfirmed reports that coalition troops killed 30 militants in a skirmish northeast of Kabul. NATO said 1,140...

2008-08-20 09:00:08

By Carlotta Gall and Sangar Rahimi New York Times News Service KABUL, Afghanistan -- Taliban insurgents mounted their most serious attacks in six years of fighting in Afghanistan over the last two days, including a coordinated assault by at least 10 suicide bombers against one of the largest American military bases in the country, and another by some 100 insurgents that killed 10 elite French paratroopers. The attack on the French, which took place in a district near Kabul, added to the...

2008-08-19 21:00:00

KABUL, Afghanistan - Taliban insurgents mounted their most serious attacks in six years of fighting, one a complex attack with multiple suicide bombers on a U.S. military base last night and another by some 100 insurgents on French forces in a district east of the capital, killing 10 French soldiers and wounding 21 others, military officials said today. Three American soldiers and six members of the Afghan special forces were wounded in the attack on the base in the eastern province of...


Word of the Day
bodacious
  • Remarkable; prodigious.
  • Audacious; gutsy.
  • Completely; extremely.
  • Audaciously; boldly.
  • Impressively great in size; enormous; extraordinary.
This word is probably from the dialectal 'boldacious,' a blend of 'bold' and 'audacious.'
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