Published September 27, 2010
For 65 years, the Emmons lay peacefully on the ocean floor, guns raised skyward -- until recently, when divers discovered that the ship had been vandalized. Its builder's plaque -- the metal plate and vessel's 'birth certificate' -- had been removed.
Published September 23, 2010
The USS Emmons served the United States proudly through World War II, right up until April 6, 1945, when she was attacked by five kamikaze pilots off the coast of Okinawa. One day later, the U.S. Navy sank the destroyer to prevent her from falling into the hands of the Japanese.
Published August 18, 2010
Like dozens of other Mexican journalists in recent years, Evaristo Ortega Zárate, who covered rival drug traffickers, criticized the inaction of local authorities and investigated politicians, simply vanished.
Published July 15, 2009
As Marines fight the Taliban in Helmand Province, there is no doubt that the lessons learned in Iraq are influencing the war in Afghanistan.
Published July 09, 2009
As the summer offensive into Taliban territory gains strength, the number of soldiers wounded or killed in action has increased. But just as disturbing is a new concern: the recent kidnapping of an American soldier.
Published July 03, 2009
Better equipped, better trained, better paid and reputedly incorruptible, the Afghan Commando is meant to be everything the Afghan National Army is not. Competition to join is grueling, and the reward is battle against deadly insurgent forces.
Published July 02, 2009
It's hard to imagine what Americans back home are willing to risk their lives for, but here in Afghanistan no imagination is needed.
Published June 26, 2009
Embedded in Afghanistan, Matt Sanchez finds that the Afghan media has followed the death of Michael Jackson --one of the famous singers that young people listened to after the Taliban was ousted -- when they were finally permitted to hear music again.
Published June 18, 2009
By Matt SanchezWar CorrespondentDuring a hearing of the Environment and Public Works Committee, the committee chair Democratic Senator Barbara Boxer interrupted Brigadier General Michael Walsh's report to ask a favor."You know, do me a favor," Boxer said the way an owner patronizes a reluctant pet, before snapping on a leash. "Could you say 'senator' instead [...]
Published April 30, 2009
Armed Afghan guards keep watch as a village elder speaks to a U.S. Marine. This is the scene in Camp Lejeune, where the 2/8 Marines have built a simulated Afghan village to prepare American troops for what they will face half a world away.