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Obama Marks End of Afghan Combat Mission

President Obama marked the end of the combat mission in Afghanistan with a written statement issued while on vacation in Hawaii.

Skateboard Related Video

Keep On Pushin' from Ricki Bedenbaugh on Vimeo. Tour of Skateistan Mazar-e-Sharif Skate School (Afghanistan) from Skateistan on Vimeo. As the year stumbles to an end, here's a couple of videos featuring skateboarders of all ages and both genders. Show More Summary

Afghanistan: U.S.-led coalition formally ends 13-year combat mission

2 hours agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

International military forces formally ended their combat mission in Afghanistan on Sunday after more than 13 years even as deadly violence continued in parts of the country.

U.S. ceremonially ends combat mission in Afghanistan

The United States and NATO on Sunday formally marked the end of the 13-year war in Afghanistan with a ceremony at a military base in Kabul. Though the official mission will end at the close of the year, some 13,500 soldiers, most of them American, will remain behind as a peacekeeping and training force. Show More Summary

War in Afghanistan Officially Over

The United States and NATO have formally ended the war in Afghanistan, the Associated Press reports, with a flag-folding ceremony. The U.S.-led International Security Assistance Force will transition to a supporting role in January. Read more...

Ceremony In Afghanistan Officially Ends America's Longest War

5 hours agoNews : The Two-Way

While the conflict, which has claimed the lives of some 3,500 U.S. and NATO troops, is formally ended, 13,500 will remain in support roles.

US, NATO Formally End Afghanistan War

The United States and NATO formally ended their war in Afghanistan today with a ceremony at military headquarters in Kabul as the insurgency they fought for 13 years remains as ferocious and deadly as at any time since the 2001 invasion that unseated the Taliban. The symbolic ceremony marked the...

US commander lauds progress as NATO ends its role in Afghan war

6 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

The US commander of international forces in Afghanistan on Sunday hailed the achievements of 13 years of fighting against the Taliban, as NATO formally ended its war at a ceremony in Kabul. “Together… we have lifted the Afghan people out of the darkness of despair and given them hope...

Obama touts end of Afghanistan Tour, but Forgets about increasing U.S. Presence in Iraq

President Barack Obama conveniently forgets about how he’s increasing America’s military presence in Iraq, while praising his drawdown of U.S. troops in Afghanistan (via The Guardian and Fox News).

U.S. Plagued by Doubts as it Exits Afghan War

Dan De Luce, AFP: After 13 years, the United States is winding down its war in Afghanistan, plagued by doubts about what was accomplished at such a high cost. Instead of a sense of triumph at the close of the longest conflict in America's...Show More Summary

VICE Reports: The KKK and American Veterans - Full Length

VICE travels to Mississippi, where the Ku Klux Klan is experiencing a rise in members, fueled by a new strategy that targets veterans just returning from Iraq and Afghanistan. Host Rocco Castoro chats with Klan members and former Marines, as well as experts on extremist groups, to explore how the KKK's numbers are tied to world wars. Watch the full length here.

Uh-oh in Afghanistan

Apparently it wasn't Napoleon who said an army travels on its stomach. But surely the necessity of providing appropriate gear, food, water and other basics to troops was clear after his troops, freezing and dropping from starvation, staggered in retreat after the disastrous 1812 invasion of Russia. Show More Summary

Uh-oh in Afghanistan

Apparently it wasn't Napoleon who said an army travels on its stomach. But surely the necessity of providing appropriate gear, food, water and other basics to troops was clear after his troops, freezing and dropping from starvation, staggered in retreat after the disastrous 1812 invasion of Russia. Show More Summary

Uh-oh in Afghanistan

Apparently it wasn't Napoleon who said an army travels on its stomach. But surely the necessity of providing appropriate gear, food, water and other basics to troops was clear after his troops, freezing and dropping from starvation, staggered in retreat after the disastrous 1812 invasion of Russia. Show More Summary

Leaving Vietnam Proved To Be Okay. Why Not Afghanistan, Fox News?

Sounding more and more like a CIA Operative on Homeland, Senator John McCain berates President Obama for honoring the agreement to leave that was agreed upon by both countries. On September 30, 2014, The long-delayed agreements wereShow More Summary

Obama Visits Troops in Hawaii on Christmas Day, Thanks Them for Service and Honors Birth of Christ

President Barack Obama visited U.S. troops on Christmas Day at the Marine Corps Base in Hawaii, thanking them for their service as the military operations in Afghanistan draw to a close, and honoring the birth of Christ.

Obama addresses troops in Hawaii

On Christmas visit with troops, Obama lauds end of Afghanistan mission http://t.co/IJ92gxrO9M — francis zhang (@francis201155) December 26, 2014

Obama: ‘Next Week We Will Be Ending Our Combat Mission In Afghanistan

Speaking from Hawaii at Marine Corps Base, President Obama told the troops that combat in Afghanistan will end next week. We’ve been in continuous war now for over 13 years,” Mr. Obama told troops gathered in the mess hall at Marine Corps Base Hawaii. “Next week we will be ending our combat mission in Afghanistan.” [...]

President Obama meets with troops in Hawaii as end of Afghan combat mission draws near

2 days agoNews : The Raw Story

KANOEHE BAY, Hawaii (Reuters) – One week before the U.S. combat mission in Afghanistan draws to a close, President Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle, thanked American troops on Thursday during a Christmas Day visit to Marine Corps Base Hawaii in Kanoehe Bay. One man in the crowd yelled...

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