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Defense Chief: Obama Rethinking Pace Of Troop Withdrawal From Afghanistan

The United States is considering slowing its military exit from Afghanistan by keeping a larger-than-planned troop presence this year and next because the new Afghan government is proving to be a more reliable partner, U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Saturday.

Carter, on his first overseas trip since starting the Pentagon job Tuesday, also said the Obama administration is "rethinking"

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Obama Signs Veterans Suicide Prevention Measure

President Barack Obama has signed into law a measure intended to help deter veterans from committing suicide.

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Military Museum Marks “Veterans Appreciation Day”

The Fort Tabor-Fort Rodman Military Museum is opening Tuesday with extended hours, 11am to 4pm.

Its the Museum's annual Veterans Appreciation Day, saluting local veterans who served their country from the Revolutionary War, to the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan

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Spc. Brian Arsenault (Courtesy of Fallen Soldier Fund Page)
Spc. Brian Arsenault (Courtesy of Fallen Soldier Fund Page)

Massachusetts Paratrooper Being Laid To Rest

Residents of Northborough are being asked to line the streets to honor a paratrooper from town killed in Afghanistan.

The funeral Mass for Spc. Brian Arsenault is being held Tuesday at St. Rose of Lima Church

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Spc. Brian Arsenault (Courtesy of Fallen Soldier Fund Page)
Spc. Brian Arsenault (Courtesy of Fallen Soldier Fund Page)

Soldier From Massachusetts Killed In Afghanistan

The Pentagon says a paratrooper killed in Afghanistan this week was from Massachusetts.

The Department of Defense announced Friday that Spc. Brian Arsenault, of Northborough, Massachusetts, died Thursday in Ghazni, Afghanistan, of injuries sustained when his unit was engaged by enemy small-arms fire

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General Killed In Afghanistan Is Identified

The officer killed in an attack in Afghanistan is being identified as Major General Harold J. Greene.

U.S. officials say Greene was killed when a man believed to be an Afghan soldier opened fire at a military academy in Kabul

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U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl / Photo by U.S. Army via Getty Images
U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl / Photo by U.S. Army via Getty Images

Bergdahl Returning to U.S.

U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl is about to return to the United States.

A defense official says Bergdahl, who has been recuperating in Germany after being released from five years in Taliban captivity, is scheduled to arrive early tomorrow at Brooke Army medical Center in Texas

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President Obama To Keep Nearly 10,000 Troops in Afghanistan

President Obama will keep nearly ten-thousand U.S. troops in Afghanistan after the end of this year. In a statement at the White House this afternoon, Obama noted that the U.S. will end combat operations in Afghanistan by year's end

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Photo by BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images

Army Vet Awarded Medal Of Honor

President Obama is honoring a U.S. Army veteran for heroism in Afghanistan. Former Sergeant Kyle J. White is the recipient of the Medal of Honor, the nation's highest military decoration.

In a White House ceremony, he was honored for conspicuous gallantry during a 2007 firefight in Afghanistan's Nuristan Province

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U.S Military Death Toll In Afghanistan Stands At 2,164

  

As of Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014, at least 2,164 members of the U.S. military had died in Afghanistan as a result of the U.S.-led invasion of Afghanistan in late 2001, according to an Associated Press count

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