Tag: Military Bases and Installations

Inside the U.S. Military Base Where 11,000 Afghans Are Starting Over

JOINT BASE McGUIRE-DIX-LAKEHURST, N.J. — Sana Khairi, an 18-year-old Afghan with wide brown eyes, knew precisely how long she had been living in a temporary encampment on a New Jersey military base: 47 days. After fleeing Afghanistan as the Taliban seized power, she and her mother and four siblings were routed through Germany before arriving […]

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Guantánamo Bay: Beyond the Prison

GUANTÁNAMO BAY, Cuba — Mention this place, and people tend to think of caged men wearing orange uniforms and on their knees, the image of opening day at the wartime prison four months after the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. But this military base is more than one big prison. About 6,000 people live at […]

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Strike on U.S. Base Was Iranian Response to Israeli Attack, Officials Say

An armed drone strike last month on an American military base in southern Syria was Iranian retaliation for Israeli airstrikes in Syria, according to eight American and Israeli officials who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss intelligence matters. The drone attack, which caused no casualties, would be the first time Iran has directed […]

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How 3 Strangers a World Away Came to the Rescue of a Badly Burned Afghan Girl

Asma told her family she wanted to be a doctor. They asked her what kind. A children’s doctor? Not just any doctor, Asma told them, pointing an index finger in the air, as she often did to make a point. “I want to be the head doctor.” The death of Asma’s father meant that the […]

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