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Pakistani Doctor Involved in Bin Laden Raid Accused of Treason

A Pakistani doctor who allegedly helped the United States in the raid that killed Osama bin Laden is being accused of treason.

A Pakistani commission said Thursday that the government should file conspiracy and high treason charges against Shakeel Afridi.

Afridi is accused of running a fake vaccination campaign to help U.S. intelligence obtain DNA samples of bin Laden and his family.

U.S. special forces killed the al-Qaida leader during a May 2 covert operation in the garrison Pakistani town of Abbottabad.

NATO Vows to Continue Libya Campaign

French Defense Minister Gerard Longuet says the NATO campaign in Libya will continue as long as there are pockets of resistance, and until the provisional government asks for the airstrikes to end.

He spoke Thursday in Brussels, where NATO defense ministers have been evaluating the Libya mission as part of a two-day meeting.

Longuet said capturing former leader Moammar Gadhafi's hometown of Sirte would be extremely symbolic, but areas of resistance still remain in Bani Walid and areas of the south.

Obama Welcomes Honduran President to White House

U.S. President Barack Obama has welcomed his Honduran counterpart, Porfirio Lobo, to the White House and praised the Honduran leader for what Mr. Obama called his "strong commitment to democracy" following a 2009 coup.

Before the two leaders held talks Wednesday, Mr. Obama also spoke of a new chapter in bilateral relations and said the coup that ousted then-President Manuel Zelaya threatened to move Honduras away from democracy.

ISAF Joint Command morning operational update

In Jani Khel district, Paktika province, a combined Afghan and coalition security force killed three insurgents during an operation in search of a Haqqani network leader.

The leader distributes weapons, ammunition, and roadside bombs to other insurgent leaders throughout region for use in attacks against Afghan forces.

At the onset of the operations, the security force was engaged by rocket-propelled grenade, machine gun and small arms fire, responding to the immediate threat the security force returned fire, killing three and wounding one insurgent.

First response medical training is first step for Afghan police and soldiers

For those involved in serious vehicle accidents, a first response medical team may be all that stands between life and death. The training that first-responders receive enable them to provide quick, lifesaving care until accident victims are taken to a hospital.

Members of the Afghan Uniformed Police used this training to save lives recently, as a few officers showed proof of increased community and public safety when they arrived at the scene of a vehicle collision, assessed the casualties and evacuated them to a higher echelon of care.

Iraqi Soldiers and U.S. Paratroopers share one last meal together

On a clear, cool night the 9th Brigade, Iraqi Special Operation Forces hosted a dinner for the 407th Brigade Support Battalion, 2nd Brigade of the 82nd Airborne Division at Al-Asad Air Base, Iraq, Sept. 28. A video showing the ISOF in action during a simulated improvised explosive attack, clearing a room and evacuating a wounded soldier was played for senior leaders of 407th BSB before the meal.

"You have helped us so much with logistical, mechanical and medical training that has improved our standard of living," said the commander of the 9th Brigade ISOF.

Robots give Soldiers the advantage

"Robots save lives. That's the bottom line," said Sgt. First Class Alphonso Paulk.

Paulk, a noncommissioned officer with Joint Program Office Robotics at the Army Field Support Battalion-Kandahar, part of the 401st Army Field Support Brigade, helps field the robots that are saving Soldiers lives. In their small group of office containers the gentlemen of JPO-Robotics service, maintain and train users on several different types of robots that are used to investigate improvised explosive devises.

Special Forces team takes top honors at international sniper competition

The world's top sniper duo hails from Fort Bragg, N.C.

Master Sgt. Kevin Owens and Sgt. 1st Class Terry Gower of B Company, 2nd Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group (Airborne), emerged from a field of 32 teams to capture the top spot in the 2011 International Sniper Competition. Fort Bragg wound up placing three teams in the top five at the 11th annual event, which began here Sept. 27 and wrapped up Friday.

The field included entries from Ireland, Spain, Canada, Germany, the Air Force, Marine Corps and Army National Guard. There were state police tandems from Florida and California.

CBR Defense Milestone Achieved

The Navy's initiative to protect 128 warships with a new Chemical, Biological and Radiological (CBR) defense capability reached a significant milestone, a Navy CBR Defense official announced Oct. 5.

The installation of the Joint Biological Point Detection System (JBPDS) aboard USS Ross (DDG 71) in September makes it the 50th ship in the fleet upgraded with near real-time biological warfare agent detection, warning, identification and sample isolation capabilities.