Afghanistan

Missing Navy Sailor Found Dead

One of the two Navy sailors who went missing last week—the Taliban claimed to have captured them—has been confirmed dead. His body has been recovered, a NATO spokesman said. The military is still looking for the second sailor, Lt. Col. Todd Breasseale. They both disappeared Friday in Logar, in eastern Afghanistan, after an armored SUV was spotted driving into a Taliban-controlled area. The sailor who died was Justin McNeley, a 30-year-old non-commissioned officer and father of two. The Taliban says the captured sailor is in a “safe place” where he won’t be found; NATO has distributed thousands of flyers offering a $20,000 reward for tips that help searchers find Breasseale.