The official blog of American Veteran Magazine, the national quarterly publication of AMVETS.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

UPDATE: Taliban leaders threaten to kill captured U.S. soldier

This afternoon, the Associated Press reported that the Taliban has threatened to kill a U.S. soldier in their custody, should the U.S. fail to cease operations in two volatile regions of Afghanistan. American Veteran first commented on the soldier's disappearance on July 2.

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The soldier, who apparently walked off his unit's forward operating base unarmed, has not been identified by the Pentagon. A Taliban spokesman claims the soldier was drunk when he was captured and that he remains in good health, barring the American response.

AMVETS leaders continue to call on the Department of Defense to do everything in its power to ensure the soldier's safe return, hunt down his captors, and hold them accountable for their actions.

American Veteran
Online will continue to track this story.

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