As Cranford Glimp’s funeral procession wound its way through the musty streets of Plattsburgh, N.Y., in June 1973, a small boy gazed at the burnished casket and the three mourners trudging after it and asked his father, “Papa, who is in that box?” The answer was not long in coming.
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Three Roads Back
The Aimless War: Why Are We in Afghanistan?
Detecting IEDs is daunting challenge for U.S. military
Bomb kills 4 U.S. troops in Afghanistan
Fake veteran faces ‘stolen valor’ charge
Poll: Support for Afghan war at all-time low
Afghanistan blast kills at least 16
At least 16 people were killed, including international soldiers, and 55 were wounded when a car bomb rocked parts of Afghanistan’s capital Thursday, authorities said. At least six Italian soldiers were killed and four others were wounded in the blast, Ignazio La Russa, Italy’s defense minister said
5 American troops killed in Afghanistan
Pentagon plans troops to target roadside Afghanistan bombs
Defense Secretary Robert Gates is expected to approve sending thousands of additional forces to Afghanistan to deal with the growing threat from roadside bombs, Pentagon spokesman Geoff Morrell said Friday. Over the past two weeks, Gates has concluded that there are not enough forces or equipment in Afghanistan to protect U.S