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Army veteran Ryan Pitts of Nashua, N.H., will be awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions during combat in Afghanistan. (WBZ-TV)

NH Medal Of Honor Recipient: It Is Not Mine Alone

Ryan Pitts, who continued to fight after being wounded in one of Afghanistan’s bloodiest battles, the medal belongs to all of his fellow soldiers who fought and died that day.

06/26/2014

DAILY TALKER

Daily Talker: Debate Over Release Of US Soldier In Prisoner Swap

The release of a U.S. soldier captured in Afghanistan almost five years ago is stirring a sharp debate over whether the U.S. should have negotiated a deal with the Taliban.

Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl was freed yesterday after President Barack Obama agreed to release five high-level Afghan detainees from the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

06/02/2014

Pakistani teen activist Malala Yousafzai and her father, Ziauddin, received a bust of President Kennedy in Boston on Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013 (Credit: WBZ-TV)

Pakistani Teen Brings Campaign For Educating Girls To JFK Library

It’s not often that close to 1,000 people – mostly adults – hang on every single word a teenager has to say.

10/12/2013

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

Trade with Taliban possibly in the works

The Taliban have offered to exchange the body of a U.S. Navy sailor they said was killed in an ambush two days ago in exchange for insurgent prisoners, an Afghan official said Sunday.

07/25/2010