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.
The Taliban attack that claimed the lives of nearly two dozen members of the elite and secretive unit called SEAL Team 6 places a huge burden on the Special Forces community.Officials say with a roughly 10 percent loss, they may have to rotate SEALs in before their downtime is complete, or pull SEAL
Some two dozen members of SEAL Team 6, based outside Norfolk, Va., were among 30 American servicemen killed Saturday when their helicopter came under fire during an operation in eastern Afghanistan.The SEAL team swept into Wardak Province at night, aboard a lumbering Chinook helicopter.
When the Taliban controlled Afghanistan a decade ago, they were fanatical about eliminating everything they considered un-Islamic.Their biggest targets — literally and figuratively — were the two monumental Buddha statues carved out of the sandstone cliffs in central Afghanistan.
The assassination of Afghan President Hamid Karzai's influential brother leaves a power vacuum in the country's south just as stability seemed to be returning in the region that once served as the Taliban capital, Afghanistan observers say.Ahmed Wali Karzai — a onetime Chicago restaurateur who retur