STAFF BLOG BEYOND THE PAGE This is not goodbye
It's amazing how perspective can change.
As I drove home last night, I felt like things were different.
I met my cousin, Kyle, and his wife, Kayla, in Spencer on Tuesday night. I hadn't seen them fo... Posted on 3/14/12 at 10:42 AM
STAFF BLOG THE FARM BLEAT Spread a little cheer to the troops
As people gather in schools throughout southwest Minnesota today to honor our veterans of all wars, Id like to ask you to hit the stores afterward and buy some requested supplies for our soldiers serv... Posted on 11/10/11 at 8:56 PM
CAPITOL CHATTER Minnesota farming soldiers head to Afghanistan
Twenty-two Minnesota National Guard soldiers are heading to Afghanistan on an unusual mission: teach agriculture.
The Guards Agri-Business Development Team leaves for training Tuesday for a one-year ... Posted on 9/30/11 at 11:07 AM
More than 30 people died in six days of turmoil in Afghanistan
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Demonstrators hurled grenades at a U.S. base in northern Afghanistan, and a gun battle left two Afghans dead and seven NATO troops injured Sunday in the escalating crisis over the burning of Muslim holy books at an American airfield.
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A military helicopter was shot down in eastern Afghanistan, killing 31 U.S. special operation troops, most of them from the elite Navy SEALs unit that killed al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden, along with seven Afghan commandos. It was the deadliest single incident for American forces in the decade-long war.
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Gen. David Petraeus handed over command of the Afghan war to Marine Gen. John Allen on Monday as the U.S. and its international partners prepare to withdraw over the next few years.
Petraeus, widely credited with turning the tide in Iraq, left to take over the CIA with his signature counterinsurgency strategy having yet to deliver a safer Afghanistan or push the Taliban to reconcile with the country’s Western-backed government.
Brewster native honored as Warrior of the Week
KABUL, Afghanistan — A Brewster native serving at Camp Eggers in Kabul, Afghanistan, has been honored as Warrior of the Week for making life a little easier for citizen soldiers like him who are serving in the war zone.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama ousted Gen. Stanley McChrystal as the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan on Wednesday, saying that his scathing published remarks about administration officials undermine civilian control of the military and erode the needed trust on the president's war team.
ANNE GEARAN and JENNIFER LOVEN,Associated Press Writers
, June 23, 2010
If the U.S. has a legitimate interest in Afghanistan, it is to ensure that al-Qaida, which has international ambitions and capabilities, does not re-establish operational bases in Afghanistan. No credible authority believes it has them now.
The Gazette, Colorado Springs, Colo.
, November 09, 2009
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