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Matthew LaPlante
As the Salt Lake Tribune's national security reporter, journalist Matthew D. LaPlante has covered military operations from Iraq, Kuwait, Turkey, Germany and throughout the United States, in addition to feature assignments in Israel, the West Bank, Spain, Ecuador and Cuba.
Updated on Aug 26, 2011 01:05PM
Weeks of deadly bombings, sniper shootings, kidnappings and assassinations culminated today with one of the broadest and most blazon attacks on Iraq's security forces since the fall of Saddam Hussein....

Updated on Aug 25, 2011 04:42PM

RAMADI, Iraq (Nov. 25, 2005) -- He moves as if divining water -- three steps this way, two steps that -- through a crowd of anxio...

Updated on Aug 25, 2011 04:42PM

Former President Bush greets soldier at airport

Updated on Aug 25, 2011 04:42PM
It's been eight years since Layne Morris and Omar Khadr faced one another in battle. Soon, it appears, they will face each other in a military tribunal, with Morris as a witness and Khadr as a defenda...

Updated on Aug 25, 2011 05:03PM
Mary Heiner had been eagerly anticipating the homecoming of her son, Kort Jensen, from a construction job in Sun Valley, Idaho.

But when the day came for the young man to arrive back home in Farm...

Updated on Aug 25, 2011 05:07PM

Joseph Dimock

Updated on Aug 25, 2011 05:11PM
Brig. Gen. John Cooper, who commanded the 309th Maintenance Wing at Hill Air Force Base during a turbulent period which included a rash of worker suicides, has accepted assignment as director of logis...

Updated on Aug 25, 2011 05:11PM
What are we going to do with Hill Air Force Base?

When Maj. Gen. Andrew Busch took over the beleaguered, scandal-tarnished Air Force base, he seemed to believe that Utah's largest military facilit...

Updated on Jul 15, 2010 10:25AM

Gen. David Petraeus said Tuesday that he would review restrictions on the use of airpower a...

Updated on Aug 26, 2011 01:06PM

Barrack Obama marched into the Whitehouse with a promise to open a dialogue with his nation's enemies - to seek common ground even when geography, economics, politics and religion divide us.<...

Updated on Jul 7, 2010 06:35AM

Is the rate of suicide at Hill Air Force Base higher than the general rate of self-inflicted...

Updated on Aug 26, 2011 01:07PM
Afghan opium addicts smoke inside the bombed-out ruins of the former Russian Cultural Center in ...</p>
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Updated on Jun 29, 2010 01:32PM
Some of these photographs were taken at the East Demilitarization Area at the Deseret Chemical Depot in Utah's west desert.

The others were taken at one of Saddam Hussein's ammunition dump...

Updated on Aug 26, 2011 01:11PM

Brig. Gen. Daniel Menard, the head of Canadian Forc...</p>
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