|08/07/2008||:||Troops in Afghanistan Kill Enemy Fighters, Destroy Weapons|
WASHINGTON, Aug. 7, 2008 - Coalition and Afghan forces killed several armed militants and destroyed a weapons cache in operations this week in Afghanistan, military officials said.
|08/07/2008||:||Record 500 Recruits Enter Training in Southern Afghanistan|
WASHINGTON, Aug. 7, 2008 - In an effort to bolster the Afghan National Police, U.S. forces in southern Afghanistan recruited and sent a record 500 Afghan citizens to eight weeks of focused district development training, a military official said.
|08/07/2008||:||New Afghan Army Retention Regulation Strengthens Ranks|
KABUL, Afghanistan, Aug. 7, 2008 - Since March 2008, the Afghan National Army has recruited more than 9,000 soldiers. But retaining those troops to eventually reach the force’s 80,000-soldier end strength goal remains a challenge.
|08/07/2008||:||Georgia Man Starts Massive Letter-Writing Campaign for Troops|
WASHINGTON, Aug. 7, 2008 - The idea of getting people involved in a letter-writing campaign to reach all servicemembers currently serving in Iraq and Afghanistan -- about 178,000 -- may seem a little far-fetched for the average person, but Cody Anderson is by no means “average.”