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Herndon ran with his friends' names on bibs attached to his shoes.

A Marine veteran who crawled across the Boston Marathon finish line in honor of his fallen friends has been granted a surprise spot in the NYC maratho...

Micah Herndon said he got into running to help him with the tough transition from military to civilian life.
A Polish army PT-91 tank during NATO exercise Silver Arrow 2017 in Latvia.

These are 6 of NATO’s worst crises in 70 years as the world’s most powerful military alliance

From the Berlin Wall and the Cuban Missile Crisis to the September 11 attacks, here are 6 times in its history that NATO faced a crisis.
Sgt. William Olas Bee, a US Marine from the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit, has a close call after Taliban fighters open fire near Garmsir in Helmand Province, May 2008.

The US bombed an Afghan Army base, killing 5 soldiers in a friendly-fire fight that lasted hours

Afghan soldiers mistook a patrol of Afghan and US troops for an enemy and opened fire. After trying to de-escalate, the US called in an airstrike.
The North Yungas Road is often considered the most dangerous in the world.

7 of the most dangerous roads in the world

The world's most dangerous roads are often carved into the sides of mountains at high altitudes.
A man looks at graffiti protesting against US drone strikes in September 2018 in Sana'a, Yemen

Trump quietly rewrote the rules of drone warfare, which means the US can now kill civilians in secret

Rights groups criticized the end of the Obama-era requirement, which mandated reporting of civilian deaths from US drone strikes outside war zones.
U.S. President Donald Trump departs with U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Vice President Mike Pence after addressing a closed Senate Republican policy lunch amid a partial government shutdown on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., January 9, 2019.

Senate Republicans snub Trump with legislation rebuking his plan to withdraw troops from Afghanistan, Syria

Republicans in Congress have been particularly critical of Trump on foreign policy in recent months, especially in relation to ISIS.
US Marines with Task Force Southwest (TFSW) observe their surroundings while at a security post for an advising mission with 1st Brigade, Afghan National Army (ANA) 215th Corps as they conduct Operation Maiwand 12 at Camp Shorserack, Afghanistan, March 13, 2018.

White House says its priority is ending the war in Afghanistan after peace talks with Taliban bear fruit

Citing "significant progress" in peace talks with the Taliban, an official said the US was working on a ceasefire and the timing of a pull out.

The Taliban reportedly agreed with the US to not make Afghanistan a safe haven for exporting terrorism, even as it continues to terrorize Afghans

The WSJ reported Thursday that Taliban leaders have agreed to oppose any militant group using Afghanistan to stage terrorist attacks abroad.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi

Nancy Pelosi’s senior aide says White House leaked the details of lawmakers’ commercial flight to war zone

"This morning, we learned that the Administration had leaked the commercial travel plans as well," Hammill said.