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Pentagon orders 16,000 troops to start surge

Updated: 12/07/2009 - The Pentagon says about 16,000 U.S. troops will go into Afghanistan in the first wave of the new surge approved by President Barack Obama.

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Pearl Harbor Anniversary

Posted: 12/07/2009 - The passing of 68 years has not dulled the memories of those who endured the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, which ushered the United States into World War II.

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Significant US Presence Expected In Afghanistan For Perhaps Four Years

Updated: 12/06/2009 - WASHINGTON (AP) -- Although President Barack Obama has said U.S. troops will start to leave Afghanistan in July of 2011, his defense chief says Americans should still look for a significant U.S. military presence there for two to four more years.

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US Marines Launch Large Afghan Offensive

Posted: 12/04/2009 - U.S. Marines and Afghan troops have launched the first offensive since President Barack Obama announced an American troop surge.

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Evidence Blocked Arrest of Imam with Fort Hood Tie

Posted: 12/02/2009 - Federal prosecutors in Colorado say they had no choice but to dismiss 2002 charges against a Muslim cleric who later had contact with the Army psychiatrist accused in the Fort Hood shootings.

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CO Feds look at Fort Hood Connection to Cleric

Posted: 12/01/2009 - Federal authorities in Colorado are reviewing a 2002 file on a Muslim cleric who communicated with the shooting suspect at the Fort Hood Army base in Texas.

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President Obama Outlines Afghan Strategy

Updated: 12/02/2009 - President Barack Obama says that he's sending 30,000 more troops to Afghanistan, even as he vows that U.S. forces will start coming home in July of 2011.

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Army Wives Talk About Deployment

Updated: 12/01/2009 - Top government officials say at least 30,000 more U.S. troops will be heading to Afghanistan, as part of a new strategy for the War on Terror.

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Marines To Be First Wave In New Afghanistan Plan

Posted: 12/01/2009 - Gibbs says, "We're going to accelerate going after al-Qaida and its extremist allies." He says the troops also "will accelerate the training of an Afghan national security force, a police and an army."

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Official: Afghan Buildup Involves 30,000 Troops

Updated: 12/01/2009 - A senior administration official tells The Associated Press that President Barack Obama is sending 30,000 more troops to Afghanistan to be deployed over six months.

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Military Divorces Edge Up Again

Posted: 11/27/2009 - The divorce rate in the armed forces increased slightly again in the past year as military marriages continued to bear the stress of the nation's ninth year at war.

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US Army, Salvation Army Team Up For Thanksgiving

Updated: 11/26/2009 - Click on the FULL STORY to find out where you can go to get a free Thanksgiving Feast courtesy of The Salvation Army and Ft. Carson volunteers. The meals are available from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday.

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Obama Expects Support For More Afghanistan Troops

Posted: 11/25/2009 - With polls indicating that a majority of Americans oppose the war in Afghanistan, President Barack Obama is preparing to make the case for additional U.S. troops there.

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