Mon July 18, 2011

As Leadership Changes, So Could Afghanistan Strategy

Afghan National Army soldier Mohammed Shadwar gets a bird's-eye view from the rooftop of a mud-walled compound during a joint clearing operation in Helmand province, Afghanistan. As the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan changes, there's a question of whether U.S. policy will shift from one that supports building up Afghan national security forces to one focused on targeting insurgents.
David Gilkey NPR

Gen. David Petraeus stepped down as the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan on Monday and handed control of the war over to Marine Corps Gen. John Allen. Petraeus is leaving to become head of the CIA at the end of the summer.

A year ago, President Obama asked Petraeus to take charge in Afghanistan and jump start the counterinsurgency operation there. Now, there's a question of whether Monday's change in command also signals a change in strategy.

The Counterinsurgency Strategy

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Tue July 12, 2011
The Two-Way

U.N. Official Says U.S. Is Breaking Rules In Torture Investigation

While serving in Iraq, Manning was stationed 40 miles east of Baghdad. He was arrested after video shot from a U.S. military helicopter was posted online.

The United Nations chief torture investigator said the United States was violating U.N. rules, after the country denied him unmonitored access to Bradley Manning, the Army private charged with leaking among other things classified diplomatic cables to WikiLeaks.

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Wed December 1, 2010

The Burden of Proof: One Colorado Soldier's Fight for Mild Traumatic Brain Injury Diagnosis...

Editor's Note: This article was originally published on 2010-12-01 on an older version of

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Tue June 22, 2010

Senate Armed Services Committee Gives Critical Eye To TBI Treatment

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The US Senate Armed Services Committee took a closer look today at the military's effort to diagnose and treat Traumatic Brain Injuries among troops and veterans.

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Wed March 31, 2010

Partnership Helps Army's Most Severely Wounded in Colorado

After an IED blast cut Aubrey Jollotta’s (right) military career short, he returned to school to learn how to make custom rifles for other wounded veterans. He shakes the hand of marine Dean Sanchez (left), who will be receiving one of Jollotta's custom-m

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Finding a job is not easy in today's economy for those men and women returning from military service in Iraq and Afghanistan. But for those who have the most severe injuries, returning to the workforce takes on a whole new level of difficulty. Now two national organizations are teaming up to help the Army's most severely wounded in Colorado.

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