Combat Outpost Keating

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Medal of Honor Winner Has 'Mixed Emotions'

Clint Romesha accepts decoration in White House ceremony

(Newser) - In an emotional White House ceremony, President Obama today awarded an Afghanistan veteran with the nation's highest military honor, CNN reports. Retired Army Staff Sgt. Clint Romesha accepted the Medal of Honor with his lower lip shaking and eyes moist, saying he was "conflicted" by the medal Obama... More »

Eight Died Defending Obsolete Outpost

The sad story of Combat Outpost Keating

(Newser) - In the beginning, soldiers at Combat Outpost Keating were upbeat. They’d distributed lots of clothing, first aid, and school supplies to the local villagers. “Our friendship grows every day,” reads one dispatch found in the Wikileaks document trove. But as time goes on, documents pieced together by... More »

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