October 7, 2010

News from the Home Front: 10/07/2010

US apologises to Pak over NATO cross-border helicopter attack - The United States' Ambassador to Pakistan, Anne Patterson, has apologised for last Thursday's NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) cross-border helicopter attack that killed two Pakistani soldiers close to the Afghan border. (READ MORE)

Afghan bomb blast kills airman from suburb - An airman from west suburban Schiller Park was killed in an explosion Tuesday in Kandahar, Afghanistan. (READ MORE)

Obama Administration Supports Afghan-Taliban Reconciliation Under Certain Conditions, But Will Those Conditions Be Met? - As Afghan President Hamid Karzai on Thursday convenes the first meeting of a new “peace council” designed to oversee peace talks with the Taliban, news reports indicate that some exchanges already are underway, and that important U.S. government criteria for reconciliation may be at risk. (READ MORE)

NATO says Afghan war not hurt by supply route woes - Pakistan's closure of a key supply line for NATO troops in Afghanistan, and militant attacks on tankers plying second route have "not impeded" the military effort in Afghanistan, a NATO spokesman said on Thursday. (READ MORE)

North Fla. Soldier Dies in Afghanistan - A soldier from north Florida has been killed in Afghanistan. The U.S. Department of Defense reported that Sgt. Karl A. Campbell, 34, of Chiefland died Monday in Babur, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his unit with an improvised explosive device. (READ MORE)

Officer recommends trial for soldier accused of Afghan killings - An Army investigating officer this week advised that the Defense Department has collected enough evidence to put a Stryker soldier accused of murdering three civilians in Afghanistan on trial to face the charges. (READ MORE)

Missing WWII Soldiers Identified - The Department of Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office (DPMO) announced today that the remains of two servicemen, missing in action from World War II, have been identified and are being returned to their families for burial with full military honors. (READ MORE)

DOD Identifies Air Force Casualty - The Department of Defense announced today the death of an airman who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. (READ MORE)

DOD Identifies Army Casualty - The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. (READ MORE)

DOD Identifies Army Casualty - The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. (READ MORE)

DOD Identifies Army Casualty - The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. (READ MORE)

Civilian Opts for Deployment to Iraq - After 33 years of service as a government civilian, Barbara Eberly easily could have called it a day. She could have let her career wind down and looked ahead to ticking off the peaceful days in her small-town home in Pennsylvania. (READ MORE)

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