DANNY BOY by Jackie Evancho
A TRIBUTE TO THOSE LEFT BEHIND AT THE END OF A WAR
A family invests years of love and devotion in a child and watches that little one grow to adulthood and serve our beloved country . . . In the end we get a tri-folded flag that will never fly again . . . Ironic ? . . . Let there be no more war
See also: Iraq – A Peoples Photo Journal
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Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula expanded the territory under its sphere of influence after capturing five towns in southern Yemen over the past two weeks.
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WASHINGTON — U.S. officials say there have been about 20 airstrikes against Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) militants in eastern Afghanistan in the past three weeks, as the U.S. expands its fight against the insurgent group beyond Iraq and Syria.
More U.S. troops heading to Helmand province
“We are increasing our number of advisers in Helmand, and the force protection that will be there for those troops will be what is appropriate given the number of troops we have down there,” Brig. Gen. Wilson Shoffner, a U.S. military spokesman in …
More US troops to help Afghan forces fight Taliban in HelmandStars and Stripes
US to Send More Troops to Aid Afghan Forces Pressed by TalibanNew York Times
Situation Report: US troops heading to Helmand; Canadian …Foreign Policy (blog)
US Forces in Afghanistan Up Anti-IS Strikes, Presence in Helmand
Voice of America
Advisers to Helmand. In addition to more strikes in the east, Shoffner said the U.S. military is increasing its footprint in Helmand province. Afghan special forces are increasing operations in Helmand so that the regional Afghan Army 215 Corps there …
US to Deploy More Troops to Afghanistan as Airstrikes Target ISISMilitary.com
US airstrikes target Islamic State in AfghanistanABC FOX Montana News
Northern Helmand district of Sangin on the brink of falling again
IHS Jane’s 360
Afghan National Army (ANA) officers in the district of Sangin in northern Helmand province have warned they are under heavy pressure from the insurgency and that the district is on the brink of falling once again. However, while government officials …