March 13, 2013

Photos: Children of the war in Syria

Aid groups warn that some 2 million children in Syria are facing, among other things, malnutrition, disease, early marriage and severe trauma as a result of the civil war.

To mark the second anniversary of the uprising against President Bashar Assad, the Britain-based charity Save the Children released a report Wednesday entitled “Childhood Under Fire.” It says the conflict has left many children traumatized, unable to go to school and struggling to find enough to eat. Refugees say that Assad’s soldiers are directly targeting children.

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November 15, 2012

Photos: Israeli Offensive in Gaza Continues

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip—Militants in the Gaza Strip pounded southern Israel with rocket fire on Thursday, killing three people as the Israeli military pressed forward with a second day of intense air raids and naval attacks on militant targets.

JERUSALEM—Tel Aviv residents say they heard an explosion following an air-raid alert across the city, raising fears of a Gaza rocket strike on Israel’s commercial capital.

WASHINGTON—The White House says the U.S. strongly condemns the barrage of rocket fire from Gaza into Israel and regrets the loss of life.

October 5, 2012

Soldier in viral video of Afghanistan firefight is Fort Carson based

A soldier who recorded a firefight in Afghanistan that’s gone viral on the Internet, with close to 20 million views, is based out of Fort Carson.

Pfc. Ted Daniels, who was wounded in the 25-minute exchange of gunfire in the Kunar province on April 25, serves with the 4th Brigade, 4th Infantry, the “Mountain Warriors.”

February 29, 2012
$5 billion later, U.S. mothballs airborne laser missile defense weapon
The Pentagon has mothballed a laser-equipped  jumbo jet after 15 years and $5 billion worth of research to develop an  airborne missile defense system.
Budget cuts shot down the  Airborne Laser Test Bed but some research into anti-missile lasers will  continue, according to the U.S. Missile Defense Agency.

$5 billion later, U.S. mothballs airborne laser missile defense weapon

The Pentagon has mothballed a laser-equipped jumbo jet after 15 years and $5 billion worth of research to develop an airborne missile defense system.

Budget cuts shot down the Airborne Laser Test Bed but some research into anti-missile lasers will continue, according to the U.S. Missile Defense Agency.

January 1, 2012

Captured: Nine Years of War in Iraq

After nearly nine years in Iraq, the final combat troops continue to arrive back in the U.S. The war that officially began eight years and nine months earlier cost nearly 4,500 American, well more than 100,000 Iraqi lives and $800 billion from the U.S. Treasury.

Warning: All images in this entry are shown in full, not screened out for graphic content. Some images contain dead bodies, graphic content and tragic events. We consider these images an important part of human history.

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December 7, 2011

Photos mark the 70th anniversary of Pearl Harbor

Dec. 7, 2011, marks the 70th anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.

Altogether, 2,390 Americans lost their lives in the attack. Twelve ships sank or were beached, and nine were damaged. The U.S. lost 164 aircraft. The attack broke the backbone of the U.S. Pacific Fleet and forced America out of a policy of isolationism.

President Franklin D. Roosevelt called Dec. 7th “a date which will live in infamy,” and Congress declared war on Japan the morning after. It was the first attack on American territory since 1812.

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August 23, 2011

PHOTOS: Fighting Erupts around Gadhafi’s Compound in Tripoli on Tuesday

Fierce fighting erupted around Moammar Gadhafi’s main military compound in Tripoli on Tuesday, hours after the Libyan leader’s son and heir apparent turned up free to thwart Libyan rebel claims he had been captured and rally supporters.

The surprise appearance of Seif al-Islam energized regime loyalists and underlined the potential for Gadhafi, whose whereabouts remain unknown, to strike back even as his grip on power seemed to be slipping fast.

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August 12, 2011

PHOTOS: The Week in Pictures

A collection of the week’s best photos from around the world.

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August 3, 2011
The Four Horsemen of East Africa
The Denver Post’s Mike Keefe on the troubles plaguing Somalia and East Africa.

The Four Horsemen of East Africa

The Denver Post’s Mike Keefe on the troubles plaguing Somalia and East Africa.

July 20, 2011

PHOTOS: The Day in Pictures

A gallery of the day’s best photos from around the world.

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