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Afghan Girl Marzieh Has Surgery on Long Island (Credit: CBS 2)

6-Year-Old Afghan Girl Shot In Face By Taliban Has Life-Saving Surgery On L.I.

The girl, identified only as “Marzieh,” was shot in the face by the Taliban during an ambush. Her eye socket and cheek were shattered in the attack.

12/21/2012

Army Private Danny Chen (credit: Handout/CBS 2)

Pvt. Danny Chen’s Family Speaks Out Against Military Hazing As Final Soldier Faces Punishment

Danny Chen’s former platoon leader was removed from the Army on Tuesday but will avoid a trial as part of an agreement with prosecutors, the Army announced.

12/18/2012

U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Daniel Thompson provides security while members of an Afghan narcotics interdiction unit search a compound during Operation Speargun in Urmuz, Afghanistan - Mar. 27, 2012 (credit: Sgt. James Mercure, U.S. Marine Corps.)

Stories From Main Street: Mamaroneck Woman Sends Baked Goods To The Troops

It’s amazing. You take an egg, flower, sugar, butter, and vanilla, mix it all up, put it in the oven, and you get so much more than just a cookie.

12/17/2012

Sailors walk past the Vietnam Memorial Wall (Credit: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/GettyImages)

Opinion: Our Veterans Should Not Be At Risk In Fiscal Cliff Negotiations

When the deal is being made to change the tax rates and cut the deficit we must remember to keep our commitment to our veterans.

11/12/2012

Mitt Romney and Barack Obama debate (Photo by Marc Serota/Getty Images)

Opinion: A Mad, Personal-Attacking, Interrupting Obama Loses Third Presidential Debate

Romney won this debate in more ways than one – most impressively due to his dignified style.

10/23/2012

Horse Solider Statue at 9/11 Memorial in Lower Manhattan - Oct. 19, 2012 (credit: Jim Smith / WCBS 880)

Statue Of Soldier On Horse Re-Dedicated At 9/11 Memorial

Dozens of veterans and soldiers turned out in the rain Friday for the re-dedication of the horse soldier statue at the 9/11 Memorial.

10/19/2012

Private military contractors videotaped wrestling at villa in Kabul, Afghanistan (credit: CBS 2)

Attorney: Military Contractor Whistleblowers Videotaped ‘Animal House On Steroids’ In Afghanistan

Employees of Jorge Scientific, a company that provides security for U.S. personnel operating in a warzone, videotaped some private defense contractors drunk and high on drugs in the Afghan capital of Kabul.

10/18/2012

Mitt Romney (Photo by Steve Pope/Getty Images)

Opinion: Romney’s Move To The Middle Is Nothing More Than Baseless Rhetoric

Why is Mitt Romney, the severely Conservative candidate for president, all of a sudden moving to the middle?

10/09/2012

U.S. Army mortar men from the 2-27th Infantry Regiment fire mortars at a Taliban position (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

Opinion: Obama’s Afghan Surge Failed

With the situation getting worse on the ground Obama has ended the surge just in time for the election in November. Taliban and related attacks against NATO powers were approximately 2,700 in August of 2009 when Obama made his contrary-to-campaign promised-move to step up the nation’s military assistance in Afghanistan. Three years later, in August of 2012, there were more attacks – nearly 3,000.

09/29/2012

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Clifton Jr. Football To Require Pre-Season Concussion Checks

Coach Joe Gaccione has been at it for over 20 years and says he’d much rather have old players come back saying they put their brains to good use in life rather than see one who’s brain is shot.

09/28/2012

Smoke billows from the burning German embassy in Khartoum as a policeman stands next to a man preparing to extinguish the fire that was caused by protesters in Sudan demonstrating against a low-budget film mocking Islam on September 14, 2012. (Photo credit: ASHRAF SHAZLY/AFP/GettyImages)

Bloomberg Saddened, Not Surprised Over Middle East Uproar

Speaking Friday on his weekly WOR radio show, Mayor Michael Bloomberg said reaction from an anti-Islam film is “exactly what you should have expected.”

09/14/2012

Cpl. Juan Dominguez at his new home (credit: CBS 2)

Stephen Siller Foundation Helps Build House For Triple-Amputee Veteran

After viewing CBS’s coverage of the Tunnel To Towers Run, a businessman donated nearly half a million dollars to the Tunnel To Towers Foundation.

09/11/2012

Army Private Danny Chen (credit: Handout/CBS 2)

Soldier Pleads Guilty In Hazing Case Of Pvt. Danny Chen

A soldier was sentenced Monday to about three months in prison and demoted to private for his role in the suicide of Pvt. Danny Chen, who authorities say killed himself because he was hazed over his Chinese ancestry.

08/28/2012

The transfer case containing the remains of U.S. Marine Lance Cpl. Gregory T. Buckley is moved by a U.S. Marine carry team. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Opinion: National Security Shouldn’t Get Lost In This Campaign

Our economy is on a slow recovery – slower than anyone wants. But the lack of serious discussion about national security and the world we live in is troubling.

08/27/2012

Members of a military police brigade wish loved ones goodbye before being deployed to Afghanistan. (credit: CBS 2)

L.I. Army National Guard Members Wish Families Goodbye Before Deployment To Afghanistan

One hundred members of a military police brigade wished loved ones goodbye at a time when the death toll for Americans in the Afghan conflict is climbing.

08/23/2012

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