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U.S. Army mortar men from the 2-27th Infantry Regiment fire mortars at a Taliban position (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

Opinion: Obama’s Afghan Surge Failed

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.

09/29/2012

Scott-F-Milley

One Last Thing: Cruise Raising Money For Wounded Soldiers

The Scott F. Milley Foundation is hosting a cruise from Boston Harbor to Provincetown on Thursday with all proceeds going to help wounded American soldiers.

08/31/2012

The transfer case containing the remains of U.S. Marine Lance Cpl. Gregory T. Buckley is moved by a U.S. Marine carry team. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Opinion: National Security Shouldn’t Get Lost In This Campaign

Our economy is on a slow recovery – slower than anyone wants. But the lack of serious discussion about national security and the world we live in is troubling.

08/27/2012

Pfc. Michael R. Demarsico II, of North Adams was killed in an explosion in Afghanistan.  (Photo from Facebook)

North Adams Soldier Killed In Afghanistan

A Massachusetts soldier was killed in Afghanistan on Thursday.

08/18/2012

Mitt Romney at 10 Downing Street (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

Opinion: Romney Falls Flat In London But Still Rakes In Cash From Libor Bankers

Mitt Romney insulted Britain’s preparations for the Olympics and inspired quotes like “apparently devoid of charm, warmth, humor or sincerity” and “worse than Sarah Palin” before cashing campaign checks from bankers and lobbyists who are at the center of the Libor scandal.

07/27/2012

(Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Bridgewater Bridge Dedicated To US Marine Killed In Afghanistan

A Bridgewater bridge was dedicated to the memory of a U.S. Marine killed in Afghanistan.

07/08/2012

Sgt. Joel Morgan

Anti-War Activist Refuses To Rent Apartment To Iraq-Afghanistan Vet

A Massachusetts veteran of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan has filed a civil rights lawsuit against an anti-war activist who declined to rent him an apartment.

06/04/2012

Steve Milley marches in Sudbury Memorial Day Parade.

Family Of Fallen Soldier Marches In Sudbury Parade

First Lieutenant Scott Milley was killed when his patrol came under fire in Afghanistan in 2010.

05/28/2012

Hingham Police Officer John Marquardt

Hingham Police Officer Returns From Afghanistan To Hero’s Welcome

Hingham Police Officer John Marquardt earned a Purple Heart and a Medal of Valor during his deployment.

05/02/2012

President Barack Obama delivers an address during his visit to Bagram Air Base on May 2, 2012 in Kabul, Afghanistan. (Photo by Kevin Lamarque-Pool/Getty Images)

Keller @ Large: Questions Follow Obama’s Afghanistan Speech

Could it be that a much larger re-direction of resources from Afghanistan to here would really help get a renewal off the ground?

05/02/2012

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