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By Donald Lambro
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Topic - Former Army
The number of U.S. battlefield fatalities in Afghanistan exceeded the rate at which troop strength surged in 2009 and 2010, prompting national security analysts to assert that coinciding stricter rules of engagement led to more deaths.
In more than a decade of fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan, the Medal of Honor — the highest award for combat bravery — has been awarded five times to living recipients. On Oct. 15, the Medal of Honor will be presented to another living recipient, marking the sixth time since Sept. 11, 2001, that a member of the armed forces will stand before the commander in chief to receive the nation's most revered combat valor award.
The Social Security numbers of some of the nation's most highly decorated Army war heroes from Iraq and Afghanistan were posted this week by a civilian contractor on a publicly available website.
Former Army head coach Homer Smith, regarded as one of keenest offensive minds in the annals of college football, has died. He was 79.
A leading gay-rights organization has demanded an apology from Kobe Bryant for apparently using a derogatory gay term in frustration over a referee's call during the Lakers' game Tuesday night.
For women in the military, there's a cold, hard reality: Their marriages are more than twice as likely to end in divorce as those of their male comrades — and up to three times as likely for enlisted women.
The four men were once members of the Rwandan president's inner circle. Now they've fled the country and say they fear for their lives even in exile as he steps up efforts to silence their criticism.