On a recent night, Josh Apsey is waiting to sit down for dinner with his parents for one of the last times before the U.S. Marine heads back to Afghanistan.He's a lance corporal with the 2nd Battalion, 8th Regiment -- known as "America's Battalion" -- and is leaving for Helmand province.
In Kabul this week, U.S. Vice President Biden said that the surge in American troops has arrested the momentum of the Taliban insurgency, and he pledged that U.S. forces would draw down as Afghan troop numbers build up.To that end, U.S.
Newspapers and weeklies have been struggling to stay afloat in the United States. Magazines like "Gourmet" and "Metropolitan Home" have shut down. But that’s not the case in Afghanistan. Publications there are thriving.
The medevac choppers land and then taxi over to the gate just outside the emergency room, where gurneys are waiting. Nightfall has brought a bone-chilling wind, and a gang of nurses and orderlies rushes four patients into the warmth of the ER.It's more than warm inside. In fact it's 100 degrees.