Former Army Interpreter Needs Help Getting Family Out Of Afghanistan“When you’re stuck in a tough situation, you ask for everybody to help, and that’s what I’m looking for," said Rafiullah Salarzai.
Minnesota Veteran, Afghanistan Expert React To U.S. Embassy EvacuationThe Pentagon is sending roughly 3,000 American troops to Kabul to help evacuate many of the U.S. Embassy employees there.
Rep. Ilhan Omar At Odds With Jewish House Democrats Over Tweets On TerrorismIn a sign of what Republicans might attempt when the House returns next week from recess, the National Republican Congressional Committee tweeted Thursday, “@Housedemocrats must vote to strip anti-Semite @IlhanMN of her committee assignments."
Plymouth Air Force Major Killed; One Of 1st Openly Gay In MilitaryAn Air Force major from Plymouth was one of seven service members killed by a suicide bomber Monday in Afghanistan, according to the Department of Defense. Maj. Adrianna Vorderbruggen, 36, was part of the Air Force Office of Special Investigations.
U.S. Attorney: 3 Gang Members Indicted On Firearms ChargesThree men will head to trial on charges of illegally possessing a firearm, and are accused of involvement with two violent gangs, according to court documents from the U.S. Attorney's Office in Minnesota.
Minnesota Soldier Gratified By Bergdahl’s Desertion ChargeThe American soldier at the center of a controversial prisoner swap with the Taliban is being charged with desertion. Last year, the Obama administration traded five Guantanamo Bay prisoners in exchange for the release of Bowe Bergdahl.
Opinion: Obama’s Afghan Surge FailedWith 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.