A large funeral procession for an Army National Guardsman slain in Afghanistan traveled from Baltimore to Arlington National Cemetery this morning. Maj. Robert J. Marchanti, who was killed by the Taliban last month, was laid to rest today.
After the deadly rampage against Afghan villagers, President Hamid Karzai called for U.S. and NATO troops to be confined to major bases. The latest on the American soldier accused in the attack and how an accelerated pull-back of combat troops could affect U.S. strategy.
With the end of the war in Iraq, thousands of soldiers have returned home, and many of them are going to college. Two writing professors in Virginia have taken on a special project to help veterans transition from the service to the classroom.
When deployed overseas, many service members comfort themselves with thoughts of the warmth of home and family, but it can be hard coming home to spouses and children who have developed new routines and rituals. A Marine and his family talk about their strategies for overcoming the challenges of homecoming.
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