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Jessica Donati, author of ''Eagle Down: The Last Special Forces Fighting the Forever War.'' 

<br>Juan Gamboa

‘Eagle Down’ examines the secretive role of US Special Forces in Afghanistan

What exactly was the U.S. military doing in Afghanistan? That question lies at the heart of a new book that focuses on the opaque role U.S. Special Operations Forces have played in the country over the past five years.

Soldier who died in Kuwait was Texas guardsman, Marine Corps veteran

Staff Sgt. Timothy Luke Manchester, 34, died Wednesday in a noncombat incident at Camp Arifjan, the Defense Department said in a statement.

Israeli warplanes fire missiles at targets in Syria, kill four

The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, an opposition war monitoring group that tracks Syria's civil war, said the strikes targeted five posts for Iran-backed fighters based within Syrian army positions.


Biden inherits stalled Afghan peace process and looming troop withdrawal date

Peace negotiations between the Afghan government and Taliban insurgents have made little progress recently because both sides are gauging how the new administration will approach the war, analysts say.

Soldier found dead at base in Kuwait, Army says

The soldier, who has not yet been publicly identified, was found unresponsive Wednesday at Camp Arifjan, the Army said.

Remembering US troops who died in Iraq and Syria in 2020

The eight deaths last year bring to 99 the number of American troops who have died while taking part in the U.S.-led coalition battling ISIS since it began a little over six years ago.

Trump signs executive order for study of troops at ‘black goo’ base who got cancer

The executive order requires the VA and Department of Defense to identify which toxins were found at K2, where on the base they were found and which service members may have been exposed to them.

Twin suicide bombings rock central Baghdad, at least 32 dead

Twin suicide bombings ripped through a busy market in the Iraqi capital on Thursday, killing at least 32 people and wounding dozens.

Soldier who died in Kuwait in vehicle accident was on first overseas deployment

Staff Sgt. Anthony Bermudez, 28, from Dallas, Texas, died after being injured in a vehicle accident in Kuwait.

US soldier dies in noncombat-related vehicle accident in Kuwait

Two other soldiers were injured during the accident that took place about 8 a.m. local time, the Army said.

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