MHN: U.S. Wants Afghan Bases, Soldier Pulled for ‘Stoning’ Karzai


Military Headline News – Rick Rogers

The second boot has drooped concerning U.S. troops remaining in Afghanistan.
The United States is requesting nine bases be kept open after the general pullout date of 2014, according to the Afghan government.
Up to 12,000 U.S. and NATO troops could remain there for years.
A congressional committee wants to cutoff Veterans Affairs officials from getting bonuses for five years.
The action follows outrage over how the VA makes the awards. In fiscal 2011, nearly $3 million in bonuses were handed out.
Better stash those pinups.
The Pentagon is inspecting military offices worldwide to ferret out materials deemed degrading or offensive.
The Air Force conducted a similar search last year.
How many combat uniforms do the military need?
A decade ago, there were two.
Now that number is 10. That duplication is costing taxpayers millions of dollars each year.
A U.S. soldier faces trouble for throwing stones at a portrait of Afghan President Karzai in Kunar Province. He’s since been removed from the area.
Rick Rogers, Military Headline News.
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Rick Rogers is a defense reporter based in San Diego.