A soldier's death and a possible turning point in long-running Afghan war - Orlando Sentinel:
He was the first American killed in combat in Afghanistan in more than four months. Now his death could mark the beginning of a new stage in America's longest war.
Five days after he died, U.S. forces dropped a 22,000-pound explosive - nicknamed "the mother of all bombs" - near where De Alencar was shot. Since then, two more American soldiers have been killed fighting the Islamic State in the same area.