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What others say: Reasons to keep Fort Wainwright's brigade

...in communities across the country. The force strength of the U.S. Army peaked at 570,000 during the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Now that U.S. involvement in those countries has substantially waned, the Army is drawing back from a force size it...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2015-02-15/what-others-say-reasons-to-keep-f
Opinion
'American Sniper': A Different Perspective

...and personalized issues faced by the veterans' community writ large. 52,000 young Americans were wounded in Iraq and Afghanistan, 22 veterans a day commit suicide, and the VA is struggling under the weight of 970,000 new disability claims from young...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/letters/2015-02-17/american-sniper-a-differe
Letters
Rich Lowry: The sad plight of Jihadi John

...operative who is serving an 86-year sentence in the U.S. for trying to shoot her interrogators after her capture in Afghanistan.Reports are now emerging of Emwazi's radical associations going back years, suggesting, unsurprisingly, that his turn...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2015-03-04/rich-lowry-the-sad-plight-of-jiha
Opinion
Brian Williams suspended for it, but everybody embellishes

...turned out to be untrue. Also in 2008, Vice President Joseph Biden said his helicopter was forced to land by al-Qaida in Afghanistan. In reality, the chopper made a speedy landing because of a snowstorm.The Williams debacle is a classic example of people...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2015-02-15/brian-williams-suspended-for-it-b
Opinion
What others say: Government should work to restore national trust

American involvement in Iraq and Afghanistan has scaled down the list. Concerns over the economy have, as well.For the past decade, these were the two most significant...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2015-01-11/what-others-say-government-should
Opinion
Rich Lowry: The return of the war hero

...never gone away, of course, far from it (witness the Medal of Honors awarded for acts of extraordinary valor in Iraq and Afghanistan). But the classic war hero is more than just brave or fierce. He is famous and almost universally acclaimed. On top of...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2015-01-21/rich-lowry-the-return-of-the-war-
Opinion
Obama's foolish Gitmo fascination

...long ago, no matter what the prudential considerations or the circumstances. He wanted to "end" the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Empty out Gitmo. And forge openings with Cuba and Iran.Gitmo has never been an ideal arrangement. But it is hardly...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2015-01-25/obamas-foolish-gitmo-fascination
Opinion
The war in Afghanistan

...views and opinions about the war currently taking place in Afghanistan. In my opinion we need to finish what we intended to do...He believes that the U.S. needs to keep our troops in Afghanistan. He will make sure that our troops will not be scattered...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/101810/let_722272437.shtml
Opinion

...special operations soldier in Iraq and Afghanistan took its toll, leaving him with a traumatic...Ranger Regiment, while Kopp served in Afghanistan.Cole was wounded by a roadside bomb...July 18, 2009, after a firefight in Afghanistan. Despite Cole's injuries, he went...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/arts-entertainment/2014-11-24
Arts & Entertainment
Names of soldiers killed in Afghanistan released

...Defense has released the names of the four Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson soldiers kill by a roadside bomb Saturday in Afghanistan.Killed were Sgt. Joshua David Powell, Cpl. Christopher Roger Bell, Spc. Devin Arielle Snyder and Pfc. Robert Lee...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2011-06-08/names-soldiers-killed-afghanistan-re
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