Americans who served in Afghanistan joined Gov. Ned Lamont in a bipartisan effort to support 310 Afghans coming to Connecticut.
Escapes from Afghanistan, coordinated from a home office in Connecticut
An ‘ops center’ for rescues in Kabul was a study in Connecticut across from the bedroom of 7-year-old twin girls.
Blumenthal, Murphy break with Biden over Afghanistan deadline
Connecticut’s senators said U.S. troops must stay in Afghanistan until the evacuation of Americans and allies is complete.
Afghan refugees arrive in Connecticut as resettlement agency calls for assistance
A family from Afghanistan arrived in New Haven, one family among thousands of refugees fleeing amid the Taliban’s takeover.
Chapman, an airman from Windsor Locks, awarded posthumous Medal of Honor
WASHINGTON — On Wednesday, about a dozen years after he died on a frozen Afghan mountain defending his teammates against an enemy attack, John Chapman of Windsor Locks received the nation’s highest military honor – the Medal of Honor.
CT lawmakers wary of Trump’s new plan for Afghanistan
WASHINGTON – Connecticut’s Democratic members of Congress are wary as President Donald Trump assumes the mantle of commander-in-chief Monday night, asking the American people to trust him with a new strategy in Afghanistan. At 9 p.m., the president is expected to announce the deployment of about 4,000 additional U.S. troops to Afghanistan, where about 8,000 U.S. troops are already stationed.
House defense bill dashes hopes for increased EB sub production
WASHINGTON — The U.S. House is poised to throw cold water on plans to increase the rate of submarine building at Electric Boat. That’s because a defense spending bill the House hopes to vote on Friday does not contain language or money that would allow the Navy to purchase the next block of Virginia-class submarines and increase a two-a-year production rate to three.
DeLauro visits Afghanistan after a stay in Italy
WASHINGTON – Pivoting from a taxpayer-funded trip to Italy this week with House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, Rep. Rosa DeLauro visited Afghanistan this week to talk to soldiers and the nation’s officials.
Esty travels to Afghanistan to get a closer look at war
WASHINGTON — Rep. Elizabeth Esty, in her second term representing the 5th congressional district, just returned from her first congressional delegation trip – to Afghanistan and Kuwait.
Connecticut’s Week in Washington
Members of the Connecticut delegation weighed in this week on gun control, Medicare and Medicaid coverage for prostheses, and the looming sale of Plum Island in Long Island Sound. But the all-Democratic delegation just sat back and watched the GOP struggle over naming a new speaker of the House.