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Two Marine Generals Fired Over Afghan Attack

Did not adequately protect camp from attack that killed 2, says commandant

(Newser) - Two US Marine generals in Afghanistan have been given the boot after a Taliban attack on base last year left two Marines dead and destroyed six US fighter jets worth $200 million. Gen. James Amos, the commandant of the Marine Corps, says Maj. Gen. Charles M. Gurganus and Maj. Gen....

Britain Reveals Its Version of Guantanamo

As many as 90 Afghans being held without trial at Camp Bastion

(Newser) - Britain is taking a page out of the US' book, quietly running a prison in Afghanistan where 80 to 90 people have been held without charges for as long as 14 months. Defense Secretary Philip Hammond confirmed the prison's existence at Camp Bastion to the BBC today, after lawyers...

British Soldier Gives Birth in Afghanistan

Gunner didn't know she was pregnant

(Newser) - War zone medics more accustomed to treating bullet wounds delivered a baby boy at Afghanistan's Camp Bastion after a British soldier came to them complaining of severe stomach pains. The mother, a gunner in the Royal Artillery, had no idea that she was pregnant before the baby arrived, healthy...

Taliban: We'll Kidnap or Kill Prince Harry

Prince stationed in volatile province for four month tour

(Newser) - The Taliban is hell-bent on harming Prince Harry during his latest combat tour in Afghanistan. "We are using all our strength to get rid of him, either by killing or kidnapping," a spokesman for the Afghan Taliban told Reuters today. "We have informed our commanders in Helmand...

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