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December 17th, 2013
07:53 PM ET

Did U.S. troops die in crash or enemy fire?

News that broke in "The Situation Room": The Pentagon is investigating whether six U.S. forces who died Tuesday morning in Afghanistan were killed in a helicopter crash or by enemy fire. CNN's Barbara Starr reports on what we know so far.


Filed under: Afghanistan • Barbara Starr • Pentagon • Troops
BLITZER'S BLOG: Is it wise to keep spending billions in Afghanistan?
February 27th, 2012
03:16 PM ET

BLITZER'S BLOG: Is it wise to keep spending billions in Afghanistan?

By Wolf Blitzer, CNN

It’s hard to believe, but American taxpayers are still shelling out $2 billion a week in Afghanistan. That adds up to more than $100 billion a year.

Maintaining a U.S. military presence in Afghanistan of nearly 100,000 U.S. troops is certainly not cheap.

U.S. taxpayers are spending billions trying to build up the Afghan military and police force.
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Filed under: Afghanistan • Troops • Wolf Blitzer
June 21st, 2011
08:29 PM ET

How many U.S. troops to come home?

Obama on the clock. How fast will he bring U.S. troops home from Afghanistan? Chris Lawrence reports.

RELATED: Obama to deliver speech on Afghanistan troop pullout


Filed under: Afghanistan • Chris Lawrence • President Obama • Troops
June 17th, 2011
02:10 PM ET

BLITZER'S BLOG: Stand Up for Heroes

Washington (CNN) - It was a wonderful Thursday night for hope, healing and laughter at the Stand Up for Heroes dinner at the Ronald Reagan Building in Washington.

My friends, Bob and Lee Woodruff, created a really important foundation to help our wounded warriors. Bob is the ABC News journalist who was severely wounded in Iraq but has made an amazing recovery. They’ve raised lots of money for the troops and their families. I met many of them at the dinner and was understandably moved. Their stories of courage and survival are amazing.
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