Army Lt. Col. David E. Cabrera never made it home to Abilene, Texas, from Afghanistan. The father of four was killed in Kabul last October, when a suicide bomber with 1,500 pounds of explosives in a Land Cruiser slammed into the NATO armored bus in which Cabrera was riding. The suicide attack, which killed a dozen Americans and five others, was ordered and executed by the Haqqani clan, a criminal network of insurgents based in Pakistan that has proven lethal to hundreds of U.S. troops in Afghanistan.

Continue Reading