The suicide bombing in August at the Kabul airport that killed 13 American troops in the final days of the U.S. war in Afghanistan was not supported by terrorist gunfire and the attack could not have been prevented, the top general in charge of military operations in the Middle East said Friday.
U.S. and NATO officials said that the Russian military was shadowing U.S. ships participating in a multinational exercise in the Adriatic Sea, adding that “outside observance” wasn’t unusual and not necessarily related to rising tensions over Ukraine.
The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer – designated DDG 118 by the Navy – began its 7,600-mile journey from the Bath Iron Works shipyard in Maine in early October. It reached Hawaiian waters last week and steamed around each of the state’s islands.
U.S. politicians from both parties on Monday remembered Colin L. Powell as a highly respected public servant, trusted adviser to presidents and statesman upon learning that the former secretary of state and chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff had died of complications from COVID-19.
Thousands of Afghans waited in the Kabul heat outside the capital’s international airport Friday with hopes of crossing Taliban checkpoints and boarding an evacuation flight, despite enduring tear gas attacks and crackling warning shots the night before.
Sgt. 1st Class Carol E. Newland and daughter Stacy-Ann Smelser were both assigned to the 101st Sustainment Brigade at Fort Campbell, Ky., and deployed together to Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan in 2008.
Village leaders in Rittersdorf last week reached out to the U.S. military community, asking for help in cleaning up debris still scattered in the basin. About 25 people at Spangdahlem Air Base answered the call for help, base officials said, as did a few airmen from Ramstein Air Base.