CNN

The Battle of Kamdesh on Oct. 3, 2009, gave America a story of heroism and brotherhood, but at a terrible cost: Eight Americans were killed, and 27 were wounded. Now the fight that pitted a handful of soldiers at Combat Outpost Keating in eastern Afghanistan against several hundred enemy insurgents, is receiving the silver screen treatment, according to an exclusive by The Hollywood Reporter.

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U.S. Navy/Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Madailein Abbott

More than 40 American service members have died or are presumed dead due to non-combat accidents since May, raising concerns that the military is on the brink of what one Illinois congressman called a “readiness crisis,” according to CNN.

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Associated Press photo by Steven Senne

The Pentagon will send an additional 4,000 troops to Afghanistan as early as next week, U.S. officials confirmed June 15 — just one day after President Donald Trump delegated his authority to determine downrange troop levels to Secretary of Defense James Mattis.

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