Mattis Makes Surprise Visit To AfghanistanMattis' arrival comes amid brutal assaults against the country's minority Shiites and a fresh round of insider attacks this week that have claimed the life of one American service member and eight local police.
Student Shot In 2016 Attack In Afghanistan Fears For Her Life More Than Ever Relentless violence in Afghanistan has surged in recent days, with four attacks in 24 hours leaving at least 40 people dead.
Deadly Suicide Blast Tears Through Afghan Sports HallThe latest violence in the Afghan capital comes about a week after a U.S. strike killed a senior ISIS commander in eastern Afghanistan.
Taliban Overruns Afghan Base, Killing 17 SoldiersThe Taliban overran a base in northern Afghanistan, killing 17 soldiers, even as Afghan forces battled the insurgents for the fifth straight day in the eastern provincial capital of Ghazni on Tuesday.
Injured Veteran Receives First Total Penis, Scrotum TransplantThe Johns Hopkins reconstructive surgery team has successfully performed the first total penis and scrotum transplant in the world.
Downstate Illinois Soldier Killed In Afghanistan; 'Friendly Fire' A PossibilitySgt. Joshua P. Rodgers, 22, of Bloomington and Sgt. Cameron H. Thomas, 23, of Kettering, Ohio, died Thursday from “small arms fire."
Notre Dame Basketball Player Gets Surprise Reunion With Army BrotherNotre Dame guard Matt Farrell got the best Christmas gift a young man could ask for Monday night.
Forest Park Reservists Back Home From AfghanistanThe Forest Park-based unit's primary job was to deliver mail and packages, sell stamps and process money orders for those fighting. They were honored Thursday night at a pasta-and-sausage dinner hosted by Forest Park Mayor Anthony Calderone.
Honoring Son Lost To PTSD Suicide, Marine's Mom Finds Her Purpose
Mokena Soldier Laid To RestFriends and family of a fallen soldier from Mokena were preparing to say their final goodbyes on Tuesday, when 19-year-old Army Pfc. Aaron Toppen will be laid to rest after he was killed in a friendly fire incident in Afghanistan.
Body Of Mokena Soldier Killed In Afghanistan Returns To Home It's a sad homecoming for an Illinois soldier who was killed by friendly fire in Afghanistan. The body of Army Pfc. Aaron Toppen arrived in his hometown of Mokena.
Funeral Services Set For Mokena Soldier Killed In AfghanistanVisitation will be from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. Monday at Parkview Christian Church in Orland Park. The funeral at the church will be Tuesday at 10 a.m.
Soldier From Mokena Among Five Killed By Apparent Friendly Fire A 19-year-old soldier from Mokena was among five American troops killed in an apparent coalition airstrike and friendly fire incident in southern Afghanistan, his sister told the Chicago Sun-Times.
Fallen Soldier's Parents Want Bergdahl Tried For DesertionThe mother and stepfather of a Bartlett High School graduate killed in Afghanistan say their son died while searching for Pfc. Bowe Bergdahl, and they want to see Bergdahl prosecuted for desertion.
Two More Victims Killed In Kabul Hospital Attack Had Chicago TiesOn Saturday, Kabul University vice chancellor Mohammad Hadi Hadayati said the other victims were health clinic administrator Jon Gabel and his visiting father, Gary, from the Chicago area.