Stars & Stripes

Stars and Stripes is an American newspaper that reports on matters affecting the members of the United States Armed Forces. It operates from inside the Department of Defense, but is editorially separate from it, and its First Amendment protection is safeguarded by the United States Congress, to whom an independent ombudsman, who serves the readers' interests, regularly reports. As well as a website, Stars and Stripes publishes four daily print editions for the military service members serving overseas.

"A new Army unit created specifically to advise and assist conventional foreign military forces has begun deploying to Afghanistan."

"Years of war, TV spots depicting the struggles of wounded warriors, and curbs on military advertising budgets have left the armed forces with an image problem."

"Former Defense Secretary Robert Gates says he argued against President Barack Obama’s Afghanistan war strategy that set dates for the drawdown of U.S. troops."

"Americans are less connected to the military than ever before and Defense Department leaders - facing a recruitment crisis in coming years - have started to take note."

"The province has been the site of some of the heaviest fighting, where many Marines gave their lives in the 16-year war."

"The death of a Green Beret in Nangarhar province was a grim reminder of continued violence in the deadliest province in the deadliest country where Americans are deployed."