Insurgents fired rockets and assault rifles in the direction of the U.S. Embassy, NATO headquarters and other official buildings Tuesday as gunfire and explosions rocked the heart of the Afghan capital.
At least 77 American soldiers are wounded after a truck bomb targeted a base west of Kabul. Two separate roadside bombs have killed 10 Afghan civilians.At an American military base in Wardak Province, a truck full of firewood rammed into the main gate before exploding in flames and shrapnel.
Illinois' two U.S. Senators are arguing about how much financial support the U.S. should send to Pakistan.Republican Sen. Mark Kirk made a policy speech Tuesday at the Union League Club, proposing a new warning against Pakistan."
August brought a grim new statistic from Afghanistan: The death of at least 66 U.S. soldiers, making it the deadliest month for U.S. troops in nearly 10 years of war.Nearly half of those casualties were the result of the rare shootdown of a Chinook helicopter packed with U.S. Navy SEALs.
Rex Goodnight went to Afghanistan last year to volunteer on construction projects, but came back frustrated.Goodnight, chief of engineering with the Kansas City district of the Army Corps, saw a lot of planning but not much actual constructing.