A Maryland soldier is among the five dead after a helicopter crash in Afghanistan.
With the situation getting worse on the ground Obama has ended the surge just in time for the election in November. Taliban and related attacks against NATO powers were approximately 2,700 in August of 2009 when Obama made his contrary-to-campaign promised-move to step up the nation’s military assistance in Afghanistan. Three years later, in August of 2012, there were more attacks – nearly 3,000.
A year in two theaters of war ends in an emotional homecoming for members of Maryland’s National Guard.
The Pentagon says the remains of the 30 U.S. troops killed in the Afghanistan helicopter shot down over the weekend will be brought to Dover Air Force Base in Delaware Tuesday.