January 1st, 2010
11:53 AM ET

Happy New Year from Afghanistan

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Members of the U.S. military send out New Year greetings from Bagram Air Field to their family and friends, originally featured on AC360° with Anderson Cooper and Kathy Griffin.

[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2010/images/01/01/story2.ireport.newyears.jpg caption="Cpl. Cruz with the 'chemlight' New Year's ball"] Meanwhile, troops at Camp Leatherneck Marine base in Afghanistan celebrated the new year with a ball drop of their own.

They created their ball out of plywood and chemical glow sticks and then raised it up on a crane. Christopher Aragon submitted the iReport of the unique New Year celebrations; he's been in Afghanistan for two months. He said it took the group about four hours to make the ball. See more of the photos

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November 13th, 2009
03:10 PM ET

Your take: More troops in Afghanistan?

As the British government rethinks its commitment to Afghanistan and Italy buries six of its soldiers killed there, public sentiment in coalition countries and the U.S. is slipping.

iReport wants to know: What do you think? Is it time for a full U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan or send in more troops?  What do you think the U.S. should do next?  Share your thoughts on video. We'll share some of them on air and online.

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