In March 2009, Johnson joined an Army Reserve unit in Seagoville, Texas, and served four and a half years. He was sent to Afghanistan in 2013 and served eight months with the 420th Engineer Brigade.
A militant attack in Kabul, Afghanistan killed at least 28 people and wounded more than 300 others. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack, which came one week after the militants announced the launch of its spring offensive.
Claiming they were targeting a military convoy of the U.S.-led coalition, the Taliban on Monday took credit for a car bombing near Kabul International Airport, Afghanistan that killed at least one person and injured four others, reports CNN.
Despite pledging to bring home almost all American troops before leaving office, President Barack Obama plans to leave nearly 10,000 troops in war-torn Afghanistan through 2016 in an effort to help fend off the Taliban, reports the Washington Post.
This contradicts Obama’s earlier ambition of only having 1,000 troops in Kabul during an address on U.S. military presence in Afghanistan from 2014.
In devastating news, a U.S. airstrike has led to numerous dead and wounded in a Doctors Without Borders hospital in Afghanistan.
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In an effort to give Afghanistan time to form a stable government, President Obama on Tuesday said U.S. troops will keep its current level of…