US army

Afghan Forces’ Casualties Climbing in 2016, Top US Commander Says

KABUL, July 10 – Afghan forces are suffering rising levels of battlefield casualties this year after unprecedented numbers of police and soldiers were killed and wounded in 2015, the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan said. U.S. Army General John Nicholson, in some of his first remarks since the United States last week scaled back its

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Sikh Captain Wins Order Blocking U.S. Army From Excessive Testing

By David Alexander WASHINGTON, March 5 – A Sikh Army captain has been granted a restraining order barring senior Army officials from forcing him to undergo $32,000 in testing before deciding whether he can wear a beard, uncut hair and turban as required by his religious beliefs. Captain Simratpal Singh, a West Point graduate who served in Afghanistan,

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